Sage VT2 13' 7Wt 7130-4

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Does anybody have any experience of this Sage rod? Its about 12 years old but in brand new condition. I ordered it years ago from America and never got to use it because my Dad always got to it first! So after a ten year sabbatical from fishing I'm back and trying to get it set up for fishing on the Tyne and Wear. I've just ordered a Skagit 550g line for it (going by the Rio recommendation on their website).
I don't think the VT2 was ever marketed in the UK, I don't remember many people being in to double handed rods with light lines at the time. It would probably be branded as a switch rod or some nonsense like that these days!
 

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if its the blue blank your on a winner bud,stunning fast action rod,
well suited to shooting heads,i moved mine on few years ago and still regret it,
 

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30g for shooting heads with touch and go casts. The Skagit at 550 will be fine for sustained anchor casts such as the snap t cast and their derivatives.

Conehead

I dont even know what a snap T cast is. Last time I was fishing there was either overhead casting or spey casting :lol:
 

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Thanks Longchuck. I'm currently offshore, floating around the North Sea on a ship, the wifi is shocking. It takes about an hour to watch 5 mins of YouTube video! I'll definitely have a look when I get home though.... possibly even before I race off to the river!
 

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Well I eventually got out to try the rod with the skagit line and its fair to say I struggled! The river was in flood and I had lots of overhanging foliage close behind, I couldn't wade out very far so I was struggling to make my D loop. The rod does feel very nicely balanced to cast so I think I just need some more practice when all of this bloody rain stops. At present the rivers up here are generally well over a metre and no end in sight to the wet forecast!
 
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