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Thread: ds/ds2/launch

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    Default ds/ds2/launch

    i know this has been discussed quite abit but id like confirmation on what you guys think.. the ds/ds2 sell for around 125-150 on ebay depending on 2pc/4pc, warranty card etc.. the launch sell for aprox 205 new in a 8 weight four piece with warranty... what would you guys buy and a brief reason why?...any other rod in that price range can be chosen if you wish.. thanks dave..

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    I would buy the launch. While it will be a few more dollars, it will come with a lifetime warranty which a used rod will not. It will be able to be replaced should something happens where a discontinued rod would not even if you did have a warranty.

    Plus, I think it is a better rod.
    All Means All

  3. Default In Favor of the DS

    Curtis and I don't often disagree but we do this time. I've got a DS 4-piece 8-weight ... I never figured out why Sage changed it because it works and works well ... Of course, it isn't "pretty." Fight the fish with the butt of the rod and it won't break...

    I'd save myself a few bucks and got with the DS. I would apply the savings to buying very good fly lines...

    Doug

  4. Default Re: In Favor of the DS

    Quote Originally Posted by dougm
    Curtis and I don't often disagree but we do this time. I've got a DS 4-piece 8-weight ... I never figured out why Sage changed it because it works and works well ... Of course, it isn't "pretty." Fight the fish with the butt of the rod and it won't break...I'd save myself a few bucks and got with the DS. I would apply the savings to buying very good fly lines...Doug
    Oh, don't get me wrong. If the difference in price is an issue then definately go with the one that you can get. I love the DS series rods. I wish they had not discontinued them. Seems Sage has a habit of getting rid of the great ones in their lineup; LL, SP+, RPL, and now DS. I am just saying that if you do have the cash, it might end up being a better deal to have the one that Sage will cover if something happens. Otherwise, scoop a DS and enjoy. It is a great rod.
    All Means All

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    well i asked too late... i just won a NEW IN TUBE WITH original sock ds2 2 pc 8 weight with warranty card on my snipe program tonight for 113 dollars.. i got back from fishing and had it in the win box in my snipe program.. id rather have cought a trout.. glad i was able to get your posts even tho i was too buis to read them before the bid was up.. .. i hope the ds 2 is similar to the ds .. im getting it becouse i dont have an 8 and my son wants to start fishing so he or i can use it on windy days and the other can use the 7 ds. .. i love the sage rods.. now i can buy the wrong line again and get doug all ticked off.. maybe ill listen this time.. what float line for the 8 weight ds2 for windy days, heavy split shot and medium large float, both roll cast and regular cast.... thanks dave..

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    Well I guess I will keep my little DS2 7'-6" 3wt. I was thinking about getting rid of it for something different.

  7. Default Re: ds/ds2/launch

    Quote Originally Posted by JBinUTAH
    Well I guess I will keep my little DS2 7'-6" 3wt. I was thinking about getting rid of it for something different.
    Hey, if you have one I would not get rid of it. They are great rods.

    And fffg, $113 for a DS2 is a screaming deal.
    All Means All

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    Curtis is right-on ... That rod is a keeper.

    Doug

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    ive gotten the sage 890 ds2 today..they werent kidding, its brand new. preeeetttty. i turn off the ceiling fan when i get out this one.. i just noticed its 1/16 0z lighter than my number 7 ds. i will hate to get the cork dirty.. nice fish in dakota.. kind of blows my 27 inch rainbow i landed today out of the water.. but i got a picture! dave..

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