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olivebugger 12-03-2007 02:30 PM

I am buying a new rod for steelheading. I have found a SAGE SLT 890 9' 4pc for 300 and I was also looking at the Scott A2 908 8 9'0" $260. Any thoughts on which would be the better buy?

BigCliff 12-03-2007 03:54 PM

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I'd probably pick the Sage, though I prefer 8wt's that are faster than either of those 2.

The SLT is a mighty pretty rod, and a very smooth casting one at that.

tie one on 12-03-2007 07:45 PM

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Either rod will do you well.

Went thru the same choice when I was buying my
4wt trout rod. Sage or Scott ???? Both rods casted
very well, but I went home with the Sage.

Best of luck steelheading. I've been doing lots of
that lately. Hooked a couple of big ones recently,
but never got them to the drift boat. They all spit
the fly too soon. Great battles though !!!

Tie One On

Frank Whiton 12-05-2007 10:31 AM

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Hi olivebugger,

That is a good price on the SLT but I don't know if it is the rod I would choose for Steelhead. The SLT is easy to cast but it lacks the power you need for Steelhead fishing. I think the Sage Z-Axis would be a better choice if you can find a used one. The Z-Axis is a fast action rod and the SLT is a medium fast rod. That is not a good price on the A2 unless it is new. The A2 is also rated as medium fast.

My comments are based on the assumption that you are looking at a used Sage and a new Scott.


olivebugger 12-06-2007 10:53 PM

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The sage was new but i ended up going with a deal i found at cabelas...
TFO 9'6 4 P 8 Wt. 4.8 Ounces and a casbelas SLA reel. The whole set up 289.99.

Frank Whiton 12-07-2007 07:47 AM

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Hi olivebugger,

Which TFO rod did you get?


olivebugger 12-07-2007 06:49 PM

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Lefty Kreh Professional Series

olivebugger 12-07-2007 10:00 PM

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Man o i find this
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Better rod better real and line...20 more bucks.....

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