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Old 12-16-2012, 11:45 AM
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I have been gifted a new sage 586-4. I will be using it to fish small streams and creeks in the driftless area. Does anyone have experience with this rod. Can you share with me what you would recommend for line and how the rod has performed for you. I am interested in making good presentations at shorter distances.
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What model? Is it the Z-Axis, ZXL, TXL, Circa, or ONE?
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If it's the Z go with WF5F Rio Gold; works great on mine.
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It is the Sage One 586-4
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Maybe the Rio Grand line in 5wt would be better for the One; it is 1/2wt heavier for loading fast rods and if you are doing close in casting this is a good thing. Here is a review that recommends the Rio Grand to start with and the Rio Gold for advanced casters:

Sage ONE Wins the Red's Fly Shop 5 Weight Fly Rod Shootout | Red's Fly Shop
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I have fished both RIO Grande and Gold on Sage ONE 9'/#5 and the Gold takes the gold.
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I have fished both RIO Grande and Gold on Sage ONE 9'/#5 and the Gold takes the gold.
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We all have different casting styles. Some folks will like a heavier line on a fast action rod, such as a GPX, Rio Grande, etc. Some will like a true 5 wt line like a Rio Gold. If it's possible for you to cast multiple lines on your rod, I would recommend it. That's not always an option for most people but if you can, I recommend it. Personally, I use three different lines on my fast action 5 weight rods, Rio Gold, SA GPX and SA Textured Trout. I rarely fish a 5 wt. in the Driftless area but when I do I prefer the SA lines and the Textured Trout if I'm dry fly fishing all day.

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I too like the SA Textured Trout (Stalker) but its long front taper makes it a line primarily for experienced fishers. I dislike the feel over over-lined rods unless, due to their design, they genuinely need it.
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Pretty awesome stuff that you all share..makes it easier to get through these winter days and dream of spring when i will be out practicing with my flyrods and who knows..maybe this summer i will catch my first trout by fly along with a smallmouth or northern pike. What a learning curve going from spinning to fly! Thanks, Dan
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