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new reel for new sage 3wt




This is the reel I just won on ebay for my new sage 3wt:

Precision machined cut 100% aerospace 6061 aluminum billet stock and stainless steel construction for maximum strength and corrosion protection

No plastic parts or bushings

Large diameter Cork/FXB polymer disc drag delivers a ultra smooth and low start-up inertia

Two precision sealed stainless steel ball bearing

Fitted with one-way roller bearing

Quick left and right hand reversal

Counter balanced spool

Large arbor design

Easy drag adjustment

Drag clutch with zero-backlash

Silent retrieve with a crisp out-going click

Quick release spool

Exposed palming rim for additional control

The lightest reels in their class
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Re: [peter805] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
awesome.. if you dont mind me asking how much did it set you back ??

MacFly Cool




...."May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing"
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Re: [macfly55] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
$42.00 , no tax, free shipping.
I think its going to be just fine for small trout and sunfish.


Peter
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Re: [peter805] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
Sweet!. Is it for a 3 weight, what is the weight, and what is the diameter?
I mean you don't want a big diameter, 5 weight reel on a 3 wt. do you?Wink



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Re: [flygoddess] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
The outside diameter of the reel is 3.27 inches, the spool inner diameter is 2.44 inches and the spool width is 1.34 inches. The reel weighs 3.54 ounces.

It is more like a 5wt size but 3wt weight. I like the little bigger spool so the line does not coil up as bad as on standard 3wt reel.
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Re: [peter805] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
CURL UP...BOY you got Selective Trout now....it don't curl Laugh



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Re: [flygoddess] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
Dont Curl ??? Are you sure about that?
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Re: [peter805] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
Yup. I have mine on a TRADITIONAL reel. (the Tibor Spring Creek) It is a very small reel. Plus it is in the garage so a little cool with out midnight temps in the upper 20's lower 30's.

I just peeled off like 20 or so feet. Slight curl, shook the line once...curl gone.
The higher priced lines have little or no memory.

Oh, and it has been several months since I have used the STII line.



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Re: [flygoddess] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
I seeeeeeee. I took mine out of the box just to see and
yes you are right. Very little of curl. I stretch it a little and
curls are gone.

Now, how come my sage bass line curls like crazy ?
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Re: [peter805] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
sounds like you made one heck of a deal.. congrats...

MacFly Cool




...."May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing"
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Re: [macfly55] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
Thank you
I will report on it after I use it couple of times if you
like me to.

Peter
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Re: [peter805] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
cant wait to see your report on the new rod and reel.. I think you will really like that sage..

MacFly Cool




...."May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing"
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Re: [peter805] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
peter805 wrote:
I seeeeeeee. I took mine out of the box just to see and
yes you are right. Very little of curl. I stretch it a little and
curls are gone.

Now, how come my sage bass line curls like crazy ?

Maybe you need to tell us what make your bass line is so we can stay away from it.Cool



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Re: [flygoddess] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
Sage makes it. It comes with the Sage bass rod.
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Re: [peter805] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
I would understand if it was cold. I mean the Bass is a warm water fish, so it makes sense the line would not do well in the cold.

In my area, we look for lines that do work well in cold.
The only lines I have really had a problem with are the clear lines. Because of what they are made of with no core so to speak.
Cortland clear camo isn't as bad as some, and I hear the new Airflo isn't bad...got to love technology.



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Re: [flygoddess] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
Yeah, clear lines are pain in cold. I will need more advise
from you before I go to Eastern SIerra (cold) next time.Wink
If thats ok with you, of course.

Peter
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Re: [flygoddess] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
just a testimonial on the airflow..still not that good.. and a little rough on the hands..ill stick with the frogs hair..love it.
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Re: [lurtch] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
rough on the hands?



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Re: [flygoddess] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
i was refering to the ribbingthat the airflow lines have..can be rough on hands when handled alot..nice for distance not always fun to use..some people will slice it with the smother lines so they donnt have to handle the airflow line as much but still get the advantages..
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Re: [lurtch] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
RIBBING? Are we talking the same line? I have ridgeline and the name says it all. They are ridges not ribs. They run the length of the line not across.
You shouldn't feel it at all. Or even notice it, and no noise.
Less line touching means less resistance and more distance.





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Re: [flygoddess] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
this is what im talking about,,airflow has a slightly spiral design and ridges a little higher,,i have heard ridgeline is close bot easier to handle...dont know much more about it
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Re: [lurtch] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
No spiral to me. I love the line and it will add at feet to a cast because of the design and it floats like a cork.
My only complaint is mine being the older line has bad memory and is curly in the cold. Summer or warmer months is is the best.



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Re: [flygoddess] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
im more or less going on reports af freinds..and wathing them using it tried it once.on a buddys rod felt good liked the distance..did feel a little rough.on the edges not bad though.the desighn does give you les resistance...more distance and the hollow core allows it to float high..you ever tri frogs hair same fetures no ribbing.and no memory even in cold weather
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Re: [lurtch] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
How do you fish it? It is a shooting/running line. No taper. Are you attaching shooting heads or what?

I see it being like Amnesia, which is an aid to whatever line you already have, to help add distance.

I know steelheaders use this, but have no idea how it works with regular fishing.

This is quote from brief History of Shooting Lines
"Another new shooting line that also has friction reducing ridges on its surface is the Airflo Ridge Line. This line is more supple than monofilament and handles really well. Since the friction reducing ridges run lengthwise of the line they are pretty easy on your hands."

It also makes mention of the Frogs Hair and some others you might want to check out.



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Re: [flygoddess] new reel for new sage 3wt In reply to
yes its a spey line..shooting line and shooting head is usally added..i use the frogs hair myself..its aloy like sharksskin..you know that i think
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