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Old 05-18-2017, 11:07 AM
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I feel the same way after quite a few years now with my Sage ONE. Initially everyone said, "So stiff put a #6 on that 5-weight". I did try a RIO Grand (1 size heavy) on it which was truly awful, felt like a dumbbell was tied to the tip. Sage said Gold from their sister company RIO was just right...and it does work fine. But with a lot of line in the air it too felt a bit heavy. Enter long time favorite for true weight line rods, SA MEDT and it was just right. ONE is not a champ with 5' of line + leader out the tip top but it does load just enough to tip cast a short shot. With a more typical amount of line, ONE 9'/#5 is not and was never intended to be a small stream rod, it really sings, generating the smoothest and tightest loops with remarkable sensitivity. A long front taper, long head and long rear taper in a "true weight" line makes this great rod lively and super responsive to cast with a scalpel-like tip directing the line with the utmost of precision. Optimal rod/line match-ups are a wonderful thing.
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I have been using a Barrio GT90 but in a 6wt.on my Radian, it works very good
For the fishing I have done so far this year.
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Yeah I have one on my 6w as well
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I have yet to try one but good old Cortland has a new line I saw at Somerset. Omni-Verse is a true weight extended head, 25' rear tapered line in the same "presentation" class as MEDT and Gold. This thread has just reminded me to order one.
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I have yet to try one but good old Cortland has a new line I saw at Somerset. Omni-Verse is a true weight extended head, 25' rear tapered line in the same "presentation" class as MEDT and Gold. This thread has just reminded me to order one.
I like that Cortland's lines have a little different look to their packaging, but there is almost no information about the line taper or grain weights on the packaging. I picked up a few of their lines the other day and promptly put them down because the box didn't answer my questions. That info is all on the Cortland website though, so it is available.
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Wulff Triangle Taper plus is money on that rod


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