Re: Clearwater and Sage One 4wt
I don't have the Clearwater, but I have a lot of mid-range rods, mostly St Croix.
I do have a Sage ONE 4 wt, though. It's a nice rod. It does some things better than most other rods I have. Roll-casting is one example.
For Sage ONE money, especially if I were just starting, I'd be inclined to get a couple of mid-range rods instead, of different weights, probably a 3-4 wt and a 6 wt.
If you do go for the Sage in a 4 wt, I'd advise buying a 5.5 wt line like the SA GPX. In my opinion 4 wt lines aren't enough for that rod.
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