Re: Overloading a Sage 99 6 wt....or not?
I had a chance to demo these rods. For the 699-4, I like using an eight weight Rio Steelhead/Atlantic Salmon Taper or a seven weight Rio Indicator Taper (which is really an eight weight line). By uplining by two line sizes, the rod is loaded deep into the blank to throw an open loop for all the hardware associated with indobobbicating.
Unlike other Sages the 99 rods are not casting sticks. They are fishing sticks. When standard overhead casting a 99, the caster doesn't feel anything special compared to a Z-Axis, ZXL, or a TCX. When the rod is fished with all the appropriate rigging, the caster will notice how easy it is to sling the indobobbicator rigging.