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PostPosted: July 8th, 2019, 9:54 am 
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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!
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PostPosted: July 8th, 2019, 11:21 am 
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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.

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PostPosted: July 8th, 2019, 12:42 pm 
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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.


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PostPosted: July 8th, 2019, 2:35 pm 
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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.

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PostPosted: July 8th, 2019, 3:54 pm 
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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.


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PostPosted: July 8th, 2019, 5:33 pm 
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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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