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russellb 06-01-2013 08:00 PM

My search is over- Mint Sage 505L
 
It arrived today from Alaska, a Sage 505L that looks like it has never been lined or even mounted on a rod. No scratches- factory perfect. It didn't come cheap but happily the seller accepted my offer. Anyhow, here it is lined and mounted to my Sage 590LL. Perfection-
http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/u...psc8d48d46.jpg
http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps2ffdcc7b.jpg

caseywise 06-01-2013 08:10 PM

Re: My search is over- Mint Sage 505L
 
wow!!
what a beautiful reel:D:D
that is truly an incredible rig, thanks for sharing:cool:

casey

russellb 06-01-2013 08:13 PM

Re: My search is over- Mint Sage 505L
 
Thanks- this was a grail find for me as this was the rod/reel outfit I lusted after when I was a broke college/aviation student.

wannafish 06-02-2013 05:52 AM

Re: My search is over- Mint Sage 505L
 
Those two look like they belong together; very nice!

mysticm 06-02-2013 06:10 AM

Re: My search is over- Mint Sage 505L
 
Perfect match:clap:, it must feel great to finally procure something you have been craving for a while.

jimp 06-02-2013 02:15 PM

Re: My search is over- Mint Sage 505L
 
looks good, hope you enjoy the set up.

burk48237 06-05-2013 09:00 AM

Re: My search is over- Mint Sage 505L
 
These were Hardy JLH's and one of the best reels Hardy ever made. I personally think these are the sleepers in the Hardy line. Not that they sell cheap on line, but I think they are a big step up over the Marquis/System reels. I have the identical Hardy (JLH Golden #5) and love it.

sweetandsalt 06-05-2013 09:48 AM

Re: My search is over- Mint Sage 505L
 
With this outfit you CAN fish for trout! What line did you rig?

chi flyfisher 06-05-2013 10:01 AM

Re: My search is over- Mint Sage 505L
 
That's a dandy! I have a particular affinity for these reels and absolutely love fishing for trout with them. Congrats on a fantastic buy and a most excellent pairing on that Sage LL.

Cheers,
Mike.

wannafish 06-05-2013 02:27 PM

Re: My search is over- Mint Sage 505L
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by burk48237 (Post 562044)
These were Hardy JLH's and one of the best reels Hardy ever made. I personally think these are the sleepers in the Hardy line. Not that they sell cheap on line, but I think they are a big step up over the Marquis/System reels. I have the identical Hardy (JLH Golden #5) and love it.

Interesting! How do they compare pricewise? (JLH to Sage 500 series) Also what does the JLH stand for?


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