Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Plymouth Rock, Ma.
    Posts
    105

    Default tell me about the Sage Graphite II

    I picked one up for 70.00, feels like a medium action but was it considered a decent rod in the salt? do they still make it in their lienup maybe under a different name?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    3,848
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: tell me about the Sage Graphite II

    I see some GII technology rods come into the shop from time to time. I think the last model made with that blank was the DS from the late '90s. Since then, Sage has been using lighter and quicker blanks.

    If you have a rod with a saltwater reel seat, the rod should be fine. It may not have the lighter and crisper feel that the newer technology offers, but it will work.

    MP

  3. #3

    Default Re: tell me about the Sage Graphite II

    I've got a DSII 590-2. It does fine for my freshwater needs, but the speed of the blank and the recovery might not give you as much oomph for those double-haul casts.

    What weight did you buy? If you've got enough rod, maybe you can under-line it and see if it recovers faster when casting.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Plymouth Rock, Ma.
    Posts
    105

    Default Re: tell me about the Sage Graphite II

    its a 9# and I have to try a 8# line but with the 9# line it seems okay if its not windy but where its a back-up to my TCX its like one extreme to the other.

    it was from Craigslist and the guy I got it from used it as a boat rod and has caught up to 40" stripers with it,,,, not sure but I was worried about the medium action snapping on me if I had to haul in something very big from straight down and that mid section not being stiff enough.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    South Texas
    Posts
    4,313

    Default Re: tell me about the Sage Graphite II

    They made lots of perfectly fine salt rods in the Graphite II era. I think the RPL, RPL+, and SP+ all fall in that time frame.

    Whether the wear/abuse its gone through will cause failure is another matter altogether.
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

Similar Threads

  1. Sage Graphite III 586 4RPL Question
    By BigSky in forum Fly Rods
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-24-2013, 03:05 PM
  2. DGS 700 Graphite
    By Laurel Fork in forum Fly Rods
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-06-2012, 06:28 PM
  3. Orvis Graphite
    By grousehunter49 in forum Fly Rods
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-19-2010, 06:56 AM
  4. Graphite rod + lightning = !!!
    By peregrines in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 07-13-2009, 05:56 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •