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Author:  Medved [ July 8th, 2019, 9:54 am ]
Post subject:  Looking for advice - Sage Graphite II DS 790

I may have the opportunity to pick up an older 9' 7wt Sage Graphite II DS for $100. I have never fished a Sage before (I have an Orvis Access and a Winston BIIt, which I love). I've done some research, but can anyone here tell me 1). is this a good deal? and 2). What is the action on this rod like? I was thinking about using it as a streamer rod and for light saltwater duty.

Thank you in advance for your input!
Best,
Tyler

Author:  Dave M [ July 8th, 2019, 11:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking for advice - Sage Graphite II DS 790

That was never one of Sage’s top of the line rods, and you’re buying 35 year old technology, so if it were me I’d offer them $75 and call it good. As always, ymmv.

Dave M

Author:  Tinsnip [ July 8th, 2019, 12:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking for advice - Sage Graphite II DS 790

If I remember right, "DS" was Sage's entry level or "Discovery Series" rod type. A pure guess would be that the action is slower/softer than the pricier models in their lineup (especially for that time period). Not sure how that translates for you and stuff you'd throw in the salt.

Author:  dryflie [ July 8th, 2019, 2:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking for advice - Sage Graphite II DS 790

I'd say the $100 price should depend on the condition. Heavily used it's a bit high and Dave's suggestion of a lower offer might be in order. I have a brand new never used 5wt DS2 and it's probably only worth about $150. The D2 action is a bit slower than other Sage models in their time but I think a 7wt would be a great streamer rod, not certain it fits the saltwater category however.

Author:  Steve H. [ July 8th, 2019, 3:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking for advice - Sage Graphite II DS 790

Tinsnip wrote:
If I remember right, "DS" was Sage's entry level or "Discovery Series" rod type.


Yes, it was Sage's entry level rod during that time frame. I think my buddy got his new for $299, if I remember correctly, quite some time ago. While I'm a huge fan of Sage and have several of their rods which I love, the Discovery Series left me unimpressed.

I'm with Dave M. $75 would be my ceiling.

Author:  Medved [ July 8th, 2019, 5:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking for advice - Sage Graphite II DS 790

Thank you everyone for your advice! I really appreciate it. I was on the fence in the first place and now I may pass altogether on the rod.

Tight Lines,
Tyler

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