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Thread: winston v/s sage

  1. #11
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    Default Winston

    I am a Winston fan. I have three Winston rods (BIIX, BIIMX, and IBIS) and love them all.
    Don Winningham

    I don't live just to fish, but I want to fish just as long as I live.

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    Default rods

    Put me down for the Sage RPL as well. Nothing feels better in my hand.

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    Sage.

    Winstons are fine, and have a real classy look to them, but their performace IMO is not comparable to Sage. Better for showing off at a cocktail party rather then sinking steel into flesh.

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    It is a tough vote between the Winston IM6's and the Sage LL's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmreeves View Post
    It is a tough vote between the Winston IM6's and the Sage LL's.
    For a while the IM6 blanks were made by GLOOMIS and winston built them in their factory. Sage LL's are hard to beat, but with new advancements pale in comparison to the ZAXIS IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterwolf View Post
    For a while the IM6 blanks were made by GLOOMIS and winston built them in their factory. Sage LL's are hard to beat, but with new advancements pale in comparison to the ZAXIS IMO.

    I did not know that waterwolf. I have seen now on the internet where Gary loomis has went with TFO. As far as the new advancements they say that the Sage ZXL is the next best rod to the older LL line that Sage had out. I would love to have a Z axis but can not find it in the budget right now, of course I would like a Winston BIIx also.
    Romans 10:9-10 KJV

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterwolf View Post
    Sage.

    Winstons are fine, and have a real classy look to them, but their performace IMO is not comparable to Sage. Better for showing off at a cocktail party rather then sinking steel into flesh.
    Oh my Lord!
    I was browsing through some of these older posts when I found this!
    Cocktail party?!
    My green sticks have been to **** and back and yes, I've drank around them but cocktail party!
    What the heck does a turkey hunter know! You don't even fish anymore!

    Your Pal,
    4X

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    Thumbs up

    I'm a Sage fan ! Own 2 Z AXIS rods and and old XP model. I love the fast action stuff. But I do have several break offs when setting the hooks due to these "broom handles" as some call'em. And I'm an old bass fisherman that's still hasn't learned not to set the hook so hard.
    I've never fished the Winston but cast a few before choosing the SAGE's, choose the Sage because I felt they were a little faster action.
    But I don't think you could go wrong with either.
    But I am and will remain a SAGE MAN !!!!
    "Evil prevails when good men do nothing"

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    Have Winston 5wt 9ft BIIX, feels like a noodle. Double haul is a must 4 me with it.

    Love Sage 5wt 9ft DS2, workhorse of a rod.

    Abuse TFO Pro 4wt 7ft in the park:sweet stick.

    Verdict : SAGE (suprised)
    May you fish more than you wish for.

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    I have a good friend who has two of those DS2 rods and they are very nice. Since starting this thread I have 2 new sage rods a 8wt lauinch and a 5wt zaxis. My winstons have taken a back seat to them. And I thought I would never find any rod to replace my winstons but I have.
    Romans 10:9-10 KJV

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