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Old 11-07-2013, 06:22 PM
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Default Sage LL 279-2 thoughts?

Anyone have any first hand experience with the Sage LL 279 series rod. I know there is a large following of the Sage LL series rods but I am an UL guy and the 279 piques my interest.

I've fished the Orvis SFT 6'6" and it is a touch short for the areas I fish and just received a custom RDP 7'6" 2wt that will hopefully get some water time tomorrow.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:47 PM
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My LL is the 469 2 piece. Don't have any experience with the 279.
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My LL is the 469 2 piece. Don't have any experience with the 279.
What are your thoughts on the 469? Any chance you have cast a similar 6'6" or 7' Orvis SFT for comparison?
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Default Re: Sage LL 279-2 thoughts?

I have the LL 379-2. I sold one of the same model years ago when I had to fix a truck and cursed that day until I could finally afford one again a couple years ago. Buttery smooth grace on a small stream. I can't imagine anyone regretting a 7'9" ll. The crazy money on eBay right now is all going for the 8'9" models since the Underground wrote the article giving it hall of fame status, so the 7'9" models are one of the best kept secrets in trout fishing.
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I have the LL 379-2. I sold one of the same model years ago when I had to fix a truck and cursed that day until I could finally afford one again a couple years ago. Buttery smooth grace on a small stream. I can't imagine anyone regretting a 7'9" ll. The crazy money on eBay right now is all going for the 8'9" models since the Underground wrote the article giving it hall of fame status, so the 7'9" models are one of the best kept secrets in trout fishing.
Thanks, got leads on several 279-2 LL rods including a trade that might be my best option with no cash out of pocket
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Default Re: Sage LL 279-2 thoughts?

I've got a 7'3" 4wt. and a 8'6" 4wt. that I've had for over 20 years now, they are great rods, I wouldn't part with either of them.
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Thanks just finalized a trade for a near mint 279-2 should have it end of next week.
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I hope you will report back to us, as to your opinions on this rod.......
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Default Re: Sage LL 279-2 thoughts?

You won't regret it! Sorry I just now saw this thread, I've been covered up at work and went silent for awhile...

The 279 and 4711 LLs are my favorite rods, if you like to fish light then the 279 is the rod for you. I can cast it as far and delicately as any 2 wt I've tried, but can also dink in small streams with it very effectively. Makes the tiny brookies in high mountain streams a lot of fun, and I love this rod so much I find a way to take it on hikes into the backcountry, even as a 2-piece.

Congrats to you, sir.
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Will definitely report I should have it wed/ thur next week with next thur and fri as my days off hope to get it out.
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