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06-17-2009 07:45 PM
Jamey McLeod Jim,

You are a mad man. That is F'n nuts.

I hope you have a retainer paid to your chiropractor.

Curious about the line also.
02-09-2009 08:14 AM
BigDave
Xi2 1480

I can vouch for the 14 Xi2 - it has been a fantastic rod and is not likely to break unless the angler makes a major mistake. I would estimate this year's class of fish was about maximum capacity on a 14. Next year a setup like Jim has devised may be a requirement
02-08-2009 07:32 AM
Jim Miller When does the bus leave for Panama?
I'm IN !!!!!!!!
02-07-2009 09:21 PM
Penguin
Howlin' at the moon again...

Jimbo's Hunt for BIG FISH...
Why on earth would you want heavy gear like that?!
Let me think...

02-07-2009 01:05 PM
Jim Miller John
I have a 13 wt Sage Xi2. Casts very nicely and is light. I matched it with a Tibor Gulfstream.

But.... I have not put it to the test on a Tuna ..... yet.
02-07-2009 12:18 PM
JR SPEY
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Originally Posted by striblue
Jim, really nice and compact....love the belt hook up....nice job!!!!! I now have a 14 wt TF but it is hard to throw... I just spoke with Nat Moody at First Light and asked about his custom rods. he indicated that he is not making them anymore and has recommended to me a new 14 wt Sage... which I think I will order from him. Naturally, I would love to have a 18 or 19 wt in my collection but will have to wait that out.
For that type of fishing, I would not buy a Sage. During a long battle one is going to make the occasional mistake, and I've seen the Sage rods explode the first time they're high-sticked. Two mid-priced rods that are far better at lifting, but are still capable casting sticks, are the Cam Sigler and the TFO. Both are under $400.00 (the TFO is under $300.00) and both are available in a 16/17 weight version. I fish the Cam Sigler rods and think they're the best value on the market. You could just about buy two of them for what one Sage would cost and you'd have to seriously high-stick a Sigler to have it break.
02-07-2009 10:33 AM
striblue Jim, really nice and compact....love the belt hook up....nice job!!!!! I now have a 14 wt TF but it is hard to throw... I just spoke with Nat Moody at First Light and asked about his custom rods. he indicated that he is not making them anymore and has recommended to me a new 14 wt Sage... which I think I will order from him. Naturally, I would love to have a 18 or 19 wt in my collection but will have to wait that out.
02-06-2009 11:59 AM
jimS Jim, looks sweet, and I know a lot of thought went into the final product. Is that a Rio Leviathian intermediate on the Pacific? If the same class of tuna return, I'd practice clearing the line, and get the legs in shape.

I'd personally welcome a smaller class this year. I think there were some footballs east of Chatham last year, but not in the bay. If we don't see a lot of them this year, it doesn't portend a rosy future.
02-06-2009 08:22 AM
BigDave Very cool! Have you thought about what kind of lines you will match it up with?

Had a chance to cast it yet?

The gimbal/harness rig would be pretty sweet for the vertical slug-fest!
02-06-2009 06:35 AM
FishHawk
Start of a new career

Nice looking rod . Who knows this may be the beginning of Miller Tuna Sticks!!!
FishHawk
02-05-2009 08:48 PM
Jim Miller in the harness
02-05-2009 08:45 PM
Jim Miller
Super Tuna Fly Stick

Recent 18-19 wt 9 foot build for BFT. On Biscayne blank. Fuji guides. Everything is heavy duty. Idea was to be able to cast one or two handed. Will fit gimbel Braid harness or a small belt plate w/ the rubber butt attached. Harness attachment at handle is removable.
Can't wait to go fish'n!

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