I fish a Sage TCX 7126 and a Sage Method 8126 on medium sized Atlantic salmon rivers in the uk. I greatly enjoy being in the river environment and speycasting though I am not often successful in catching. Do I need an Igniter?
Are you going to fish the Forres association water at some point, if I'm not mistaken I met bumped into you in the Gordon pool. If it was you and you are planning another session on the Findhorn let me know and I can arrange for you to try some igniters.I fish a Sage TCX 7126 and a Sage Method 8126 on medium sized Atlantic salmon rivers in the uk. I greatly enjoy being in the river environment and speycasting though I am not often successful in catching. Do I need an Igniter?
If I remember correctly you were using a Rio short head spey line. It was indeed a few years back. Glad to assist.FCH, I am afraid that I have not fished the Forres water for a couple of years, but I think we did meet. I like the Association water and have recommended it to several friends. I like Darnaway as well! And Glenkirk, on the right water. It is very kind of you to offer a rod trial and when I next come up, I will contact you.
Thanks for the review, Michael. I had not seen it, which reminds me to pay more attention to your excellent blog. My Method transmits it’s action very well, better than the TCX, though that is a good rod. It looks as if I had best not treat myself to a rod for Christmas, and wait until I’ve been able to get up to Forres again.
Out of interest FC, have you ever tried a 42g shooting head on the 14’er ?Not finding myself needing heavier lines for my igniters, although the 9140 goes nice with 38/39 grams and easily handles the gaelforce 54ft 10/11.
Would have thought that the 7 weight rio ssvt should have been the line to use on that rod or the 30g head...I think it might have been better with a significantly heavier line, probably at least 34g. However, Sage thought the 27g SSVT was the right answer and supplied it on the reel, so I stuck with it.
I do have a 42g head but haven't put it through the 9140 yet. I'm currently enjoying the 39g gaelforce hover integrated shooting head on that rod and haven't really found the need to try the heavier head. I will give it a go when the season starts again out of interest.Out of interest FC, have you ever tried a 42g shooting head on the 14’er ?
I read that minitube found the 660 grain rage (almost 43g) loaded the 14’er perfectly for his tastes.
I think that is the point. When using a straight up Scandi I am usually using the recommended line weight for my sages, so a 7wt on the 7126. But if I use the Rio Scandi VT then I go up a line wt. don’t ask me why as I have no ideaRio Recommend a SSVT/SVT in 7 or 8 for that rod depending on how you like you rod lined.