Re: g loomis crosscurrent
I have an 8 weight G. Loomis Experience and had a GL3 before it but I think the action is a bit different than the cross current. I know you specifically asked about Sage, but I recently purchased a Redington CPX and could not be any more pleaseed with how it casts. If you haven't checked it out, you might want to as it is a tremendous amount of rod for the money. I paid under $200 for mine and it is an absolute rocket launcher.
Sorry I don't have a specific answer to your question but I figured I'd throw that out there. Good luck.