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Anyone familiar with this rod? It's a Berry's custom Sage 2106 with a slip handle. LLB - light line balance, graphite 2. Rod is from the late 90's I believe. Sounds like a good coho/steelhead rod - maybe not so good for springs/chum, but I imagine for small river systems (e.g. vedder/chehalis/capilano, etc.) and experience with playing the odd spring, might be OK. What would be a fair price for this rod? Considering it for a centrepin setup...
 

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I don't know how much longer we can tolerate you holding on to that handle, FFM. Don't you have to flyfish to be a flyfishing magician?? Some law about truth in advertising is being undermined here. :beerchug:
 

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LOL - thanks prof. :-* Actually, when I came up with the FFM handle, I actually was considering "Fishin Magician" but it was already taken! At that time, I only flyfished - so what the heck. Now I'm just having fun learning new techniques. Hey, is the handle GFM available? :thumbup: FF gonna rib me for this one. I better consider the other option of a spey setup!

...anyhooo - any experienced "pinners" out there have any comments? Much appreciated!
 

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FFM the specs on the 2106LLB are 6-10lbs slow action .470butt size super nice rod....as for $$ they'd fetch for $220-250 range for the blank of course.Imho that would be a perfect cap rod for the coho as for steelies i think it's to lite for them.

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Hey FFM. A good friend of mine owns one of these rods and nicknamed it the Coho express. Great rod for Coho,Bulltrout,Cutties and Ironheads on the smaller systems. Don't be afraid too set the hook on this noddle rod. It will take some getting used too but it is a great rod indeed...

My I have first dibs on the rod if you do decide on selling it... :cheers: sage
 

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sage2106lb said:
Hey FFM. A good friend of mine owns one of these rods and nicknamed it the Coho express. Great rod for Coho,Bulltrout,Cutties and Ironheads on the smaller systems. Don't be afraid too set the hook on this noddle rod. It will take some getting used too but it is a great rod indeed...

My I have first dibs on the rod if you do decide on selling it... :cheers: sage
Actually, my old mentor's son wants to sell it to me. There's one other complication. He broke the tip about an inch below the top eyelet. He went on to a 3106 and 3113 with the pin, then went to the fly and never looked back. It is a custom rod - so we'd have to get the tip re-built on top of the 50 dollar Sage warranty "deductible". Can you guys recommend whether this rod is OK to be using on the local rivers in the Fall (e.g. vedder system)? I primarily target the coho with 6 - 8 pound leader, but hooking whites and dogs is inevitable and I'm a bit worried about overstraining both the rod and fish. Also, what pound mono would you recommend for this rod? I use 12 lb. maxima UG for my coho mainline set-up. Would this line be too heavy?

Appreciate the info guys!

Hey FF - I've been tying up some coho patterns for the early Fall season. Maybe we should think about tossing some of these soon! :thumbup:
 

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i wouldnt be going after big whites with it.... i would go for coho but id straight line any big springs.. your looking at 50 bucks sage warranty and then i think 5 bucks a guide to tie or so...you dont want to break a sage more than once.. trust me :drunk:

id run a small pin, 4'' if you have it, with 12lb main and 6-8 leader.
 

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i wouldnt be going after big whites with it.... i would go for coho but id straight line any big springs.. your looking at 50 bucks sage warranty and then i think 5 bucks a guide to tie or so...you dont want to break a sage more than once.. trust me :drunk:

id run a small pin, 4'' if you have it, with 12lb main and 6-8 leader.
Thanks kingpin. Yeah, I pretty much just straight line the springs/chum when I'm using my 7wt Sage XP fly rod - depending on the amount of "cooperation" I receive from the fish. My XP is perfect for the small pinks and coho, and even steelies. But for bigger salmon - I go to the 8 wt RPL+. I'm imagining that the Sage 2106 LLB would be simlar to my 796 XP...

Come to think of it, adding a small 4" pin would make a beautiful little set-up! :)
 
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