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Old 07-17-2017, 07:37 AM
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Sage Salt rods are on closeout for $350 in a number of places. I've never cast the higher weights, but like my Salt 9-weight a lot (better than my Scott Meridian 8, for example).
Not to hijack this thread but where do you see Salts for $350?
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:39 AM
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Still in NY , looking quick before everyone is up.

Had to look back for purpose.

Recently got Pro II for friend starting out. Main reason was to have quicker learning curve to casting line.
If a fast action tip flex is what your looking for to start. Learning to be proficient at casting may take longer.
However I have or have used rods mentioned by others in prior posts.
TiCr (with no x) is what led to the TiCrx. A better rod for what intention of rod is.
GL 3's caught my attention. They are good rods. For whatever my disfunction is, I've shortened both of mine by 6"s.
Close out rods are a good source for rods. The Sage rods mentioned are not as fast as the TiCrx. If you can find older Sage XP's or even older RPL+'s. You have as fast Sage. Unless you get a bit crazy and get a Sage X. Costly, but fastest from Sage since XP.

If possible I would recomend trying as many choices as possible. Side by side (again if possible) so you understand feel of each.

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Not to hijack this thread but where do you see Salts for $350?
... in fact I didn't. I glanced too quickly at the offer and it is $550, with savings of $320. Clearly outside the OP's target price range. Sorry for any inconvenience. Here's the page, anyway: https://www.gorgeflyshop.com/store/p...m_medium=email
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... in fact I didn't. I glanced too quickly at the offer and it is $550, with savings of $320. Clearly outside the OP's target price range. Sorry for any inconvenience. Here's the page, anyway: https://www.gorgeflyshop.com/store/p...m_medium=email
They have been on sale for $499 online. A few months ago I picked up a used Salt, never actually used and not registered for $425. I would imagine that because they have been discontinued you could get them used, but never actually used for around $400.

I just keep a list of rods I want and when they come up on the auction site sometimes I can get a rod with warranty card at a steep discount.
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I live down here too. I have a Loomis Gl3 in a 2 pc ten weight and it's served me well, I would recommend looking at that used one on offer. I also have a Reddington predator in #8 and it's an awesome rod. The thing is though, I generally find myself using a #8 or a #6 while the ten weight stays home. If you are after big tarpon or Bonita or chase cudas or spinners off shore maybe think about a #12. A ten weight is a good rod, but I mostly get it out when it's windy as a #8 is a lot more fun to cast all day. Your reel will work with any of those lines, just think about the extra weight of the ten versus the size fish you plan on catching. The ten is great throwing clousers and deceivers in the wind, but is it a bit heavy. Whichever you go with, let me STRONGLY recommend RIO OUTBOUND tropical (make sure it's tropical) WF line. It shoots beautifully and will turn over a big fly. It's pricy, but worth every penny.
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