Originally Posted by flyred06
I can not agree more. On this part of your post. However I am curious how you feel about sage in the smaller rods. As said I might be looking into a 3wt and a 6wt and the ONE is the direction I am looking. I would however entertain the idea of a new winston. As for your comments on the gloomis rods they are great saltwater rods and thats about it as far as I have seen. And yes I have owned them.
I think the Sage 389 LL was one of the best light line rods ever made, I used to fish it on the Clinch every time.
I also liked the SP's, and XP's in lighter weights. However, the TXL (I think) or whatever the new lightweight rods are, they are not for me. They have zero backbone, and are just too "whippy" for my tastes.
If you are looking for a great small stream rod, the 7' 11" 4wt. LL is the best they ever made IMO. Absolutely a dream to fish.