November 19, 2013
Author: Trout's Staff
Over the last several years I have cast a wide variety of spey rods in various sizes, shapes and makes and I had a pretty good idea what I liked or disliked in a 2 handed rod. Spey rods are built for power and if using good--or in my case adequate-- casting techniques, they are the perfect tool for the job when it comes to swinging flies for anadromous fish. At 12-17’ long, they’re going to move some line, so power has always been a term to describe them in almost any gear review or stream side chat. But one term I had never used before and almost never heard when describing two handed rods, regardless of make or model prior to this year was comfort. That is, until I fished the new Sage Method. Ultimately the Sage Method, Skagit Max and ConnectCore Shooting Line worked extremely well together and I was very impressed with how well this lighter, shorter six-weight handled larger rivers and some very large steelhead.