Tackle Talk Sage Trout LL or Scott GS for NZ

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    Mark
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    Hi

    Will a Sage Trout LL or Scott GS in 5/6 wt handle the bigger double nymph rigs required in the NZ backcountry. I have cast a Sage Trout LL and really liked the medium/fast action but it was only in a parking lot and with a bit of yarn tied on so am wondering if the rod will have the power to handle the heavier rigs, dry dropper or double nymph rigs ?

     

    Thanks

    #873696

    woody-wood
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    Mark,

    I have a 9’ 5wt Scott G Series and it casts a dry dropper with no worries. It really excels as a dry rod. For a double Nymph rig I use a 9’ 6wt Scott Radian in NZ only due to personal preference.

    #873937

    Mark
    Participant

    Mark,

    I have a 9’ 5wt Scott G Series and it casts a dry dropper with no worries. It really excels as a dry rod. For a double Nymph rig I use a 9’ 6wt Scott Radian in NZ only due to personal preference.

    Thanks for the reply, had a cast of a sage LL on the weekend, think I’m leaning that way now. Either way both are beautiful rods.

    #873959

    wardy
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    Did you factor in casting into strong wind? Its been many  years since I fished NZ but choosing a rod that had that ability to punch tandem rigs into strong winds was a factor back then, and I assume that’s still the case now. My gut feeling is I would be looking for something a little more punchy than a LL or a Scott G series if I was going to take a rod into the NZ back-country.

    #874266

    Mark
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    Did you factor in casting into strong wind? Its been many years since I fished NZ but choosing a rod that had that ability to punch tandem rigs into strong winds was a factor back then, and I assume that’s still the case now. My gut feeling is I would be looking for something a little more punchy than a LL or a Scott G series if I was going to take a rod into the NZ back-country.

    Thanks for the info. This will be my second rod for smaller water as I already have a radian 6wt.

    #874310

    squish
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    I have both the LL and the G Series in stock here, you are welcome to cast both side by side if you are able to visit Benalla.

    The 905 G Series would make the perfect little brother to your 6wt Radian IMO.

    Cheers

    Darren @ Untamed Flies and Tackle

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