SAGE METHOD 11' 9" 7wt Switch - Which Line?

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Morning all, I've just bought a SAGE METHOD 11' 9" 7wt Switch rod and am looking for a line for it. I already have an SSVT for my 13ft rod and it flies, so I have the tips already. Would you use another SSVt or a Skagit and MOW tips? Its essentially a rod for summer and tight spaces.
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For summer and tight spaces I guess you’ll be on a floating line and tips in which case I doubt you’d do much better than a Barrio Switch. That flies off my Orvis Clearwater #7 Switch with polyleaders up to 10’.
 

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Many thanks for your help
For summer and tight spaces I guess you’ll be on a floating line and tips in which case I doubt you’d do much better than a Barrio Switch. That flies off my Orvis Clearwater #7 Switch with polyleaders up to 10’.
. Much appreciated. I have read about the Barrio Switch elsewhere quite a bit so it must have a loyal following!
 

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Many thanks for your help

. Much appreciated. I have read about the Barrio Switch elsewhere quite a bit so it must have a loyal following!
I have Mike’s lines on my #3 and #5 trout set ups as well as the switch rod and a short head Spey on my #8/9 salmon rod. You might say I’m a convert!

They will show as out of stock but if you send him an email to say what your after he will let you know as soon as they are on stock. Haven’t had to do so yet, but I believe those that have found their line of choice available in a reasonable time frame. Mike is a great guy to deal with!
 

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Morning all, I've just bought a SAGE METHOD 11' 9" 7wt Switch rod and am looking for a line for it. I already have an SSVT for my 13ft rod and it flies, so I have the tips already. Would you use another SSVt or a Skagit and MOW tips? Its essentially a rod for summer and tight spaces.
Thanks everyone
I had a day with a mates on the Spey last season and it worked well with a 450 grain Rage and 10ft polys. I tried a 420 Rage on it, which works on my own same model TCX though I found it a bit light for the Method. 450 was bang on 👍🎣
 

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I had a day with a mates on the Spey last season and it worked well with a 450 grain Rage and 10ft polys. I tried a 420 Rage on it, which works on my own same model TCX though I found it a bit light for the Method. 450 was bang on 👍🎣
Fantastic. Thanks for that. I've got a 9ft 5wt tCR and a 9' 6" TCR 6weight. These are bloody fantastic rods on the reservoirs. Even in a wind, I still fish dries with the 5 weight. Hence the reason to go to a METHOD. I might even have a RAGE 450 in my bag as well.
 

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I had a day with a mates on the Spey last season and it worked well with a 450 grain Rage and 10ft polys. I tried a 420 Rage on it, which works on my own same model TCX though I found it a bit light for the Method. 450 was bang on 👍🎣
I don't have a Rage in that weight, but I do have a Skagit 450gram and a Rage 570 gram.
 

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If it helps any, I have a Sage One switch, the 11ft 6 ins 8 weight. It throws the Airflo Scandi 510 and Airflo Rage 510 like missiles. I also fish a Rio SSVT in 8 weight just as good!
It would probably handle a touch more and I mean a touch, but those lines are bang on the money for that rod.
I can see no reason why your Method won't chuck the 7 weight SSVT too, or the Airflo Scandi Compact or Rage in 420grains, about 27 grams.
As for using in tight circumstances , well its just short of 12ft- think about it all, there's not going to be much difference between that and your 13fter. My Sage One and 13ft LPXe are pretty similar, not much at all between them.You'd have to be a pretty well advanced caster to exploit the difference between them!.
However the Sage Method is a cracking rod- bear in mind its Salmon line rated, it'll have plenty of beef should the situation call!.Treat it as a small double hander and you'll have a great time with it.
Enjoy, Pedro.

To further answer your original post, the SSVT body will handle Mow/Flo tips if you need a bit of heavy metal off the front, or reasonable lengths of T6/T8 which is more than enough for a lot of applications and situations.Don't think of your switch rod as a tool for dredging, rather a presentation tool to get you out of jail when your existing 13fter is too much rod!. (y)
 
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If it helps any, I have a Sage One switch, the 11ft 6 ins 8 weight. It throws the Airflo Scandi 510 and Airflo Rage 510 like missiles. I also fish a Rio SSVT in 8 weight just as good!
It would probably handle a touch more and I mean a touch, but those lines are bang on the money for that rod.
I can see no reason why your Method won't chuck the 7 weight SSVT too, or the Airflo Scandi Compact or Rage in 420grains, about 27 grams.
As for using in tight circumstances , well its just short of 12ft- think about it all, there's not going to be much difference between that and your 13fter. My Sage One and 13ft LPXe are pretty similar, not much at all between them.You'd have to be a pretty well advanced caster to exploit the difference between them!.
However the Sage Method is a cracking rod- bear in mind its Salmon line rated, it'll have plenty of beef should the situation call!.Treat it as a small double hander and you'll have a great time with it.
Enjoy, Pedro.

To further answer your original post, the SSVT body will handle Mow/Flo tips if you need a bit of heavy metal off the front, or reasonable lengths of T6/T8 which is more than enough for a lot of applications and situations.Don't think of your switch rod as a tool for dredging, rather a presentation tool to get you out of jail when your existing 13fter is too much rod!. (y)
Very well said. Very much appreciated.
 

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I have the sage TCX 7119 and the 8wt. both excellent rods and i guess the precursor of the methods. The TCX is not what I would describe as a true switch rod but it is a fantastic light double handed rod and that’s how I use them. For scandi casting I found the old 6/7 Rio Afs was brilliant on the 7wt. That had a 36’ head and was 400gr. I also used both the 7 and the 8wt Rio Scandi Short VT and it handled both very well depending on how you like to load the rod.
I wouldn’t imagine the method version was that much different.
 

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I have the sage TCX 7119 and the 8wt. both excellent rods and i guess the precursor of the methods. The TCX is not what I would describe as a true switch rod but it is a fantastic light double handed rod and that’s how I use them. For scandi casting I found the old 6/7 Rio Afs was brilliant on the 7wt. That had a 36’ head and was 400gr. I also used both the 7 and the 8wt Rio Scandi Short VT and it handled both very well depending on how you like to load the rod.
I wouldn’t imagine the method version was that much different.
I have a 420gram Rio SSVT already, as well a 450 gram Skagit so I may already be tooled up for it. Having said that........ I bought this.......Sunday evening with a Bum Bid on Fleabay......... that is located in Japan. :oops:

I woke up yesterday, having won the auction for a snip and had to work out the Import taxes but its still good value!

Whether I receive it or not could be another matter!!!! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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Geordieboy, is that the rod from Japan with the damaged/repaired tip section?, ooohhh eck, I'd be very very surprised if that dosen't mean a new tip section from Sage in the US of A!.
Pedro.
 

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I looked at one yesterday on the web with a repaired tip section, the guy said he's repaired it about 1/2 way down the tip section, you can certainly see the repair and I'd doubt its all that viable myself!.Have you a fuller picture?
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I think you are correct. This has a damaged tip and it does not state it in the description.
 

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Yup, thats the one, just checked back through yesterdays surfing history, it does say he had it repaired by a specialist rod repairer.
Were I you, I'd not take a punt on it in that state !.Repairs however good are never the same as when the rod was in its original condition.
Nows the time to get out before things get difficult!.
Worse comes to the worst, I'd be contacting Sage themselves for a new tip section if you have no other option but to accept the rod seeing as you won the bidding.
Hope it go's well for you!
Pedro.
 

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Yup, thats the one, just checked back through yesterdays surfing history, it does say he had it repaired by a specialist rod repairer.
Were I you, I'd not take a punt on it in that state !.Repairs however good are never the same as when the rod was in its original condition.
Nows the time to get out before things get difficult!.
Worse comes to the worst, I'd be contacting Sage themselves for a new tip section if you have no other option but to accept the rod seeing as you won the bidding.
Hope it go's well for you!
Pedro.
Many thanks. It doesnt say the rid was repaired in the description on my phone. I will review it on a laptop.
Hey Ho! Very expensive mistake that.
 

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If you're not happy with the way the rod was advertised and its condition, I would imagine you're perfectly entitled to walk away from the deal!, unless you've already done the money thing that is.I'd be contacting e-bay right now, checking things out.
Pedro.
 

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If you're not happy with the way the rod was advertised and its condition, I would imagine you're perfectly entitled to walk away from the deal!, unless you've already done the money thing that is.I'd be contacting e-bay right now, checking things out.
Pedro.
I read the advertisement, and there is nothing in the description that says it was repaired. The seller has accepted that the repair was not in the description so hopefully I can get a resolution.

If not, then I will have to get SAGE to send me a new tip. Has anybody had to do this? I've got 6 sage trout rods (I know, its nowhere near enough), and some over 20 years old. In that time I have had no breakages, testament to their build quality as my reservoir rods have had some stick!
 

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I read the advertisement, and there is nothing in the description that says it was repaired. The seller has accepted that the repair was not in the description so hopefully I can get a resolution.

If not, then I will have to get SAGE to send me a new tip. Has anybody had to do this? I've got 6 sage trout rods (I know, its nowhere near enough), and some over 20 years old. In that time I have had no breakages, testament to their build quality as my reservoir rods have had some stick!
If you paid through PayPal they will ensure you get your money back and if so I'd log the dispute with them while being clear it is still in process with the seller.
 

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You as the buyer have more rights on eBay than the seller. I would be asking for a full refund based on the fact that the goods were not as described. Open a case against the seller based on this and eBay will force them to refund you within a certain period, normally 10 days. If they don't pay you will be refunded by Ebay and they take the case from there.
Good luck and don't settle for less than a full refund or goods as described.
Cheers Diarmid.
 

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I have received a full refund from the seller.

Note self; (and anyone here who likes a dram)...... "STAY OF EBAY WHEN WHISKEY GLASS IN USE"!

Thanks to everyone on here for their help......as always.

Now I'm needing a Switch rod again! :ROFLMAO:
 

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I have received a full refund from the seller.

Note self; (and anyone here who likes a dram)...... "STAY OF EBAY WHEN WHISKEY GLASS IN USE"!

Thanks to everyone on here for their help......as always.

Now I'm needing a Switch rod again!
Theres a nice hardy marksman switch on ebay at the moment that looks in good condition. Not me selling or anything to do with me, just noticed it the other day.

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