Received two new outfits to try out from Pat at Premier Angling Supplies. So it was over to Ardaire Springs yesterday to see how they would go. I was joined by my pals Mick and Kuba. The rods were 10ft Sage One in 5wt and 7wt. I set up the 5wt with a full floater and some buzzers and the 7wt with a lure. I started in front of the hut with the 5wt. It is a seriously impressive item of tackle and almost immediately I was into a nice rainbow.
I really liked this rod as a buzzer/dry fly rod. Catching a few more bows on it helped too.
I was chatting with Kuba about his switch rod when Mick hit into a nice fish on lures. It put up a great battle.
It was a decent rainbow, typical of this fishery.
I decided to try the 7wt sage one with a DI 5 sinking line. This was awesome for casting big flies big distances. It had lots of power and I was really able to control the fish I hooked.
The fishing wasn’t easy but we did pull a share of nice trout and Kuba finished off the day with one on a bloodworm.
I think Sage got the name of this rod just right, the 7wt is the One for lure fishing and the 5wt is the One for dries/buzzers.