Although the weather has been awful, I got my first chance to cast the new Sage Method 15ft 10wt double handed salmon rod. This rod is really awesome: lightweight, exquisite feel, super fast action and stunningly cool magma red colour.
At first I wondered if terminology like ‘Konnetic technology’ was just some sort of marketing ploy but it doesn’t really matter now because having cast with it I know it will deliver awesome loops and really great distances, even in tough conditions.
I matched the rod with a Danielsson reel and Gaelforce Equalizer Spey Line. These Swedish made reels have an excellent reputation.
Gaelfoce is synonymous with tournament casting. The line I was trying out was designed for fishing rather than distance casting and was very impressive. It had a 55ft head, a useful colour change and shot out through the rings with ease. Gaelforce lines are available exclusively in Ireland through Premier Angling Supplies in Nenagh. Having tried the Spey line I can’t wait to get hold of the shooting head line.
Final verdict: I can’t praise the Sage Method rod highly enough and can’t wait to get out to use it again. If I was to describe the rod in one word I would simply say “weapon”!