RE:Sage new 9140
BTW I had a chat with Randi Swisher about the hoopla in the booth next to sage... t&t. The new DH1212-3 twohanded 12ft 12wt east coast surf rod was one of the most sought after trial cast rods at the show. Nick Curcione was the rep for Tom Dorsey. Nick made his point clear with the booming casts he made.
Anyway, for the last four years or so I have been talking with Brad Gage (local Sage rep), Kevin last year, and Randi about the trend. I think it's finally become mainstream enough so that coastal fly flingers are thinking about their left hand on the rod.
I saw the new two-handed Euro rods but not a lot of info about it. Should've cast them myself in retrospect.
Last year we were granted three euro overhand blanks for trials on the northeast coastal scene. I'll be writing up a report for Kevin to say "thanks for the blanks" and we should have all three rods done by spring. I'll CC you (and anyone else) if you are interested.