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    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?

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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.
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

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

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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

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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.

    Frank

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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.

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    Hi olivebugger,

    Which TFO rod did you get?

    Frank

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    Lefty Kreh Professional Series

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    Man o man....now i find this
    Fly Fishing Closeouts - " + docTitle + '

    Better rod better real and line...20 more bucks.....

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