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I've never fished with a sage rod before and i know they're considered the creme de la creme, but can someone who's fished with both sage and loomis (that's what i fish with) give me their honest opinion on how they compare. I already know the difference in price, now i want to know why the big gap. Is the workmanship and quality that big of a difference? I've been on both their websites and i've read a few reviews. Now i'd like to see where you guys stand.
 

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Don't buy into the brand propaganda. Sage rods are nice, but so is a loomis. Make no mistake about it. The more important thing is to find the action that best suits you, and then pair your rod up to the size of fish you'll be catching.
 

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Sage is the absolute best out there as far as I'm concerned. All my rods are sage and have not been disappointed at all. They are so much fun! ;D


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Type of rod is important to some people, but the real difference is what is being used at both ends of the given rod... ;).

Really I find you can often get a rod for little dollars that performs as well as the advertised big boys.
That's just my :2cents:
 

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As far as graphite quality and build components, most top rod companies have little difference. As with all consumer products, you often pay for the name.
I would consider the lifetime unconditional warranties on more exspensive rods to be worth quite a bit.

My choice is Lamiglas, but I am heavily biased ;D, they are great rods and very light and sensitive.
 

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Bent Rod said:
I would consider the lifetime unconditional warranties on more exspensive rods to be worth quite a bit.
IMO I could'nt agree more. For me, that's what it comes down too. What kind of warranty comes with a rod, will always be the main factor in buying a new stick.

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Bent Rod said:
My choice is Lamiglas, but I am heavily biased ;D, they are great rods and very light and sensitive.
Lamiglas are nice,but the worst warranty out there,but this is from before,hope they will stand behind their warranty with faster service.
Hey Rod,are you the sale rep for lamiglas yet?If it is,can you tell me when is the 13 ft lamiglas rod are coming in,what action and line rate of chose?And how is the warranty are like compare from before?
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Lamiglas are nice,but the worst warranty out there,but this is from before,hope they will stand behind their warranty with faster service.
Hey Rod,are you the sale rep for lamiglas yet?If it is,can you tell me when is the 13 ft lamiglas rod are coming in,what action and line rate of chose?And how is the warranty are like compare from before?
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Holy thread hijacking.

I've had my hands on a Sage and a Loomis and I actually prefer the Loomis. It seems to be more responsive to my casting style (newbie, LOL) and the model I tried (can't remember which one, but it was a 6wt) actually felt lighter than the 6wt Sage. I'm not sure if it ACTUALLY was lighter but the weight distribution sure felt like it was.

When I get enough money, I'll be buying the Loomis 6wt.
 

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11th Warrior said:
leaping tyee said:
Lamiglas are nice,but the worst warranty out there,but this is from before,hope they will stand behind their warranty with faster service.
Hey Rod,are you the sale rep for lamiglas yet?If it is,can you tell me when is the 13 ft lamiglas rod are coming in,what action and line rate of chose?And how is the 've had mwarranty are like compare from before?
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Holy thread hijacking.
What i am trying to say,sage are the best for unconditional warranty :thumbup:
 

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i have owned and fished loomis rods and they are nice but when i tried the sage i found that they are softer and more to my liking for the action as compared to the loomis.I had a 1264 and a 1263 loomis pin rod i found they are way too stiff for a light rating of 6-12lbs as compared to the equivalent from sage.


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I would consider the lifetime unconditional warranties on more exspensive rods to be worth quite a bit.
Temple Fork Outfitters has a warranty like that. and their rods are bewteen 100 and 400 bucks. a fraction of the cost of some high end Sage. they're also awesome rods. I have a 3wt and 8wt TFO.

as for Sage, great rods as far as i know. i've casted them, but never fished them. my next rod is gonna be a Sage VT2 5wt with an Islander Reel and Rio VersaTip line.
 

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i have a few different fly rods and i can say my funnest to fish one (for trout) is my Sage 5wt. its a very nice rod and senstive and light, i love it. I have other rods which work for their purpose but i find my fishing more enjoyable with this rod. for my salmon gear i dont go as expensive or nice because i dont want to have it break. As for TFO isnt their warranty the "no fault" warranty on all their rods which means you pay a small cost per peice broken? they have this on their gear rods i know because i busted my pin rod and had to pay a bit, minimal but still :thumbup:

I would say Sage has good rods when it comes down to it but remember your paying that high price mostly for the name and warranty. I would bet Loomis has the same sort of warranty as well as Lamiglas would also. Try out the SCOTT rods they are very nice and can punch out alot of line easily.
 

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I have never had to test the Sage warranty and I guarantee you I put them to the test for sure. I work them and work them fairly hard.I've had a lot of cheaper rods break on me and found that the higher priced rods are that way for a reason.Higher quality! I'm not saying that they are better than any other rod but for the price and my style of fishing it's a perfect fit. :happy:


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Great comment guys and thanx for your opinions. I like my loomis and will probably stick with them for steelheading, but I admit sage have some very nice looking rods. I can see how their price can be dictated by their name and rep, but really for my style of fishing and budget, it's a little out of my range.
I guess it comes down to preference and how deep your wallet is. Now my next question for you guys who own one (or two)... Do you feel what they charge for them is justified?
 

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I do believe the price is right! Justified for sure. But it would be nice if the pricing came down some. Still the majority of my rods are sage
I do own a loomis rod and it s a really nice rod as well. A light action St. Croix and it unbeleivable rod. I used it on the Stamp alot and was tossing spoons with the loomis. Good rods for the price.


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just remember when your at the shop alot of them will match if not beat US prices by a little :thumbup: :thumbup: could save you up to $100 somtimes but normally more like $50 :cheers: I myself like the sage lighter rods as appose to their heavier weight rods :confused: no idea why but they just feel a little stiff to me when they are over a 6or7wt. really nice rods that are cheaper are Dragonfly, Amundson, TFO, Scott (lower end), and Echo, im sure there are more but these ones make a good product for a great price :beerchug: I have never cast an Amundson but i hear their new line of rods are better than the last and still getting better each year.
 

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lonefisher are you looking for a drift rod for a baitcaster or pin or are you looking for a fly rod? I think a lot of people here are assuming a fly rod. In my mind fly rods are in a totally different catagory compared to a baitcaster or even pin rod because of the action that is needed to cast and you might be getting some useless or even wrong info from some members.
 
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