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Old 04-04-2008, 10:50 AM
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The funny thing is Scott had a rod much like this for the past two years and just didn't have the marketing genius of Sagė
Loomis has one even longer.
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Just went a round with local BASS Federation.......sorry no fly tackle allowed. Not now or in the future according to him. Thought I could get back into bass tourneys again.....dang rules.
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So these bass rods aren't a gimmick of sorts?
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So these bass rods aren't a gimmick of sorts?
I'm going to fish mine! They can lift a mile of line. One back cast and the fly is right back in the zone.
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Default Re: Largemouth bass rod?

I asked a salesman at a fly shop if the sage bass rod would be good for a novice fly fisherman and he said that I would be better off getting a standard rod. From some of the replies here I get the idea some would disagree. 80% of my fly fishing is for largemouth bass, the rest is gills, chain pickerel and whatever I can get to hit. I currently use an 8wt Redington Crosswater 9'.

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I asked a salesman at a fly shop if the sage bass rod would be good for a novice fly fisherman and he said that I would be better off getting a standard rod. From some of the replies here I get the idea some would disagree. 80% of my fly fishing is for largemouth bass, the rest is gills, chain pickerel and whatever I can get to hit. I currently use an 8wt Redington Crosswater 9'.

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Take the rod outside and cast it. If you can cast it and like it then get what you want. If they don't have one for you to try then it's pretty apparent the salesman just wants to sell you what he has in inventory. Under no circumstances should you buy a rod that you have never tried.

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Re: Largemouth bass rod?

Hi Nralover,I fish for Large-mouth Bass a lot,we have our own Bass lake,one of the best fly rods I have used is the XST Salt Water Xtreme from Cabela's,these rods are very strong and fast,they throw big flies,poppers, streamers with ease,they are 4 piece all are 9ft,they start with 7wt to 12 wt,I use a 7wt and for large fish a 10wt,in fact they are on sale right now,reg 195.00 reduced to 150.00,you can not beat the price.use with a 7ft leader heavy butt and 10 to 12 tippet.

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Allow me to butt the party line, but why do you need an 8wt for bass? I know, the party line says 8wt or heavier, but I have had ONE fish hooked in 3 years that a 5wt could not whoop and it was a carp. If you are throwing flies the size of a small chicken, fine, but why not throw a 3" 1/50 Clouser instead of a 1/24 Clouser that is 6" long?

For what it's worth, the Sage Bass rods are 9 and 11 wt rods respectively. That is overkill unless you do not care to feel the smaller fish and just yank them in and cast again. I would get a medium action 6wt and go have fun.
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