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Old 06-01-2013, 08:00 PM
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Default 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-
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wow!!
what a beautiful reel
that is truly an incredible rig, thanks for sharing

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Old 06-01-2013, 08:13 PM
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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.
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Those two look like they belong together; very nice!
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Perfect match, it must feel great to finally procure something you have been craving for a while.
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looks good, hope you enjoy the set up.
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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.
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With this outfit you CAN fish for trout! What line did you rig?
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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.

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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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