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Old 09-08-2011, 09:19 PM
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I bought a ZXL 3 wt last season and don't really care for it. I wonder how a "ONE" in about an 8'6" 3 wt would be. Might have to look into it. The ZXL is a little to fast for me and the 6 wt "ONE" I cast seem to be a little slower. I really wish I had not got the ZXL and wish it had a new home. Then I could pursuit the ONE
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:38 PM
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Heard today Sage one has already been the most successful rod launch that Sage has ever done over 3000 already sold
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:07 PM
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Billspey you said the Sage One is a better performer then the Hardy Zenith. I am curious is this your opinion or do you know about some independent test?
George Anderson of Yellowstone Angler compared the two and thought the Hardy was the best performer. I have a Hardy 9 ft 4 wgt and have cast a 9 ft 4 wgt One. I thought the Hardy handled the best. Again I would encourage anyone looking for a new 9 ft 4 wgt to look at both. The One is a very nice rod but when paying that much for a rod everyone should cast as many different rods as they can and find one which suits their needs or style. Performance is rather subjective. Plus just because one model casts like a dream in say 6 or 7 wgt this same model may not be so good in a lighter wgt.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:04 PM
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We will have several of the "One" rods in the store around October 1st. We had two and sold one today. Our pre-season should ship 10/1 so you can try them out. Right now we have a 9' 5 wt. I love them. Paula and I are ordering a 6 and 7 and will get them with the Oct shipment. We can order any "One" rod you want now.

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Old 09-09-2011, 10:34 PM
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Billspey you said the Sage One is a better performer then the Hardy Zenith. I am curious is this your opinion or do you know about some independent test?
George Anderson of Yellowstone Angler compared the two and thought the Hardy was the best performer. I have a Hardy 9 ft 4 wgt and have cast a 9 ft 4 wgt One. I thought the Hardy handled the best. Again I would encourage anyone looking for a new 9 ft 4 wgt to look at both. The One is a very nice rod but when paying that much for a rod everyone should cast as many different rods as they can and find one which suits their needs or style. Performance is rather subjective. Plus just because one model casts like a dream in say 6 or 7 wgt this same model may not be so good in a lighter wgt.
Absolutely agree. I am a Sage disciple, not for any other reason then they generally fit my casting style with their quicker action.

I have never cast the Hardy rods, and wouldn't dare offer an opinion on them without FISHING them first. Casting over a parking lot is not the same as using one while fishing IMO.

I have buddies who love Loomis, and personally I have never touched a Loomis I would use as a tomato stake. They are heavy in the hand, and cast like crap to ME.

Until Orvis came out with the Helios I would say the same about them, junk. The Helios was a fantastic rod, at least the 2 that I fished.

The king of bad for my tastes was Temple Fork, wouldn't take one if it was given to me.

I hate a rod that is sluggish and heavy in my hand. I want a quick action rod which even in a 4 wt. requires no false casting to make a 70 foot cast. My experiences and my casting style basically limits me to Sage because of my preferences. The "One" seems to fit that very well at this point.

On aesthetics, I could care less if the guides were held on by scotch tape, and the reel seat was made of white plastic. As long as the blank is fits my taste the rest is of no worry to me.
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The king of bad for my tastes was Temple Fork, wouldn't take one if it was given to me.

I hate a rod that is sluggish and heavy in my hand. I want a quick action rod which even in a 4 wt. requires no false casting to make a 70 foot cast. My experiences and my casting style basically limits me to Sage because of my preferences. The "One" seems to fit that very well at this point.

On aesthetics, I could care less if the guides were held on by scotch tape, and the reel seat was made of white plastic. As long as the blank is fits my taste the rest is of no worry to me.

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.
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:54 PM
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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.
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