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  1. #1
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    Sep 2013
    Eastern Iowa

    Default Another should I buy this reel thread

    I am probably starting too many threads, but I often do as I am instructed here so advice is welcomed again.

    I purchased an 8WT 9FT Reddington CPX rod a few weeks ago. (As suggested here lol). I have no large reels, and it really isn't in the budget now (nor was the rod) Truthfully I probably won't fish the rod until next spring. A reel is not an emergency, but I would like to cast the new rod.

    Cabela's has the Sage 1800 for $79. That seems like a too good to pass up sale. But if I wait I could probably spend twice that much this winter.

    I need a real decent drag as I am going to chase LM Bass and 5# (hopefully larger) pike with it. Heck maybe even a carp on a slow day. My other option is spool up my 8WT line on a 5 WT reel (with no backing) and try out the rod. Even considered buying a Chinese reel for now, but I hate to buy cheap junk that won't suffice for long.

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    Default Re: Another should I buy this reel thread

    The Sage is a solid reel; my son has one on his 9wt and he likes it just fine. It is a quiet reel but I believe the operator can hear it whirring quietly when a fish is pulling line. (I usually go for LOUD reels lol)
    "I cast my hook into a single stream; but my pleasure is as if I owned a kingdom." - Chi K'ang (223-262)

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    Jul 2010
    St. Louis, MO

    Default Re: Another should I buy this reel thread

    Yes, yes you should!!! They are a very underrated reel. They are machined, super quiet, hold a ton of backing and have a FULLY SEALED DRAG so its saltwater safe!! I have the cheaper version of it, the 1680 and it lacks the better machining and sealed drag but it was my carp reel for many years and always preformed flawlessly.
    "When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all."

    Storm Drain Bonefisher

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