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Mark Bachmann landing a Sandy River winter steelhead with a Sage 7126-4 TCX rod, Sage 6010 reel, and Rio Skagit line...
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Smooth actions & improved balance for deadly fishability.
These long rods allow you to roll cast, spey cast and overhead cast in areas with back cast or height limitations. Sage two-hand rods are available in modern fast action ONE and the FAST-ACTION METHOD models.

Sage IS the leader in two-hand steelhead rods.  This is because of their unique understanding of steelhead, steelhead rivers and steelhead fishermen.  Sage is also the leader in two-hand rods designed with King Salmon in mind.  One of the guys that leads this advisory committee is George Cook, pictured here fishing out of Alaska West Lodge on the Kanektok River. The Sage 10150-4 METHOD is designed specifically for BIG SALMON. This rod has the butt strength to pressure fish that weigh over 50-pounds.  It's powerful flex loads easy to throw very large flies without casting fatigue; a rod designed to be fit for a King

Son of Death Star, Sage 7126-4 Method
Methods are the latest series of fast action rods designed specifically for the world's most highly skilled fly casters. Sage has been making super high performance rods nearly as long as they have been in business. The first two-hand series that caught my attention was the TCR (technical casting rod). These rods had a candy-apple finish and were extremely stiff, and incredibly fast action. The tip recovery was so fast that only the top 1% of the Scandinavian type Spey casters could actually enjoy them as fishing tools, but those anglers produced blistering line speed and bullet shaped loops. I used a TCR some, but never enjoyed the fact that after hooking up, it was like playing a steelhead with a broom handle. Yet the ability to administer narrow loops at such amazing speed made the TCX a great casting tool. Next came the TCX series. Our rep George Cook explained TCX as being much like the TCR, but without the harsh personality. Like the TCR, a full line of Spey rods were offered in the TCX. One of these, the 12 1/2" #7 quickly rose to the top. It became so universally popular it was named the "Death Star" after the Star Wars Planet Killer.
The Death Star became accepted by Traditional, Scandi and Skagit casters alike. Anglers such as Simon Gawesworth and Scott Howell sang its praise and demonstrated the Death Star's worthiness by landing legions of steelhead with it. Many rods have come and gone through my formidable collection of two-handers, but the Death Star remains, which gives me the perfect opportunity to compare the 7126-4 Method to it.
The Son of Death Star is cocky, almost arrogant in its magma red paint job. Sage took a real chance there. If you color a fly rod magma red you better be able to back it up, it better perform.
Don't worry, the son does perform very well in some unexpected ways. First off the new rod is a full .6 of an ounce lighter in weight than the Death Star. The blank is much narrower in profile and the action, although still very fast, it is more user friendly, which means it is easier to time and load. Because it is slightly lighter in weight, the "son" is easier to stop at the end of a casting stroke, and for the average caster it may produce even more fly line speed than the TCX.
Since I received my sample I have landed 4 for 4 steelhead from the Deschutes River with it. All these were small fish from four to six pounds, and none were a challenge to land. The 7126-4 Method is designed for steelhead and Atlantic Salmon that average six to twenty pounds.
Simon and I exchanged the rod/reel set up while shooting the video (above). My first couple of casts were equal to his while wading in waist deep water, but when we entered water that was only slightly deeper, he definitely had the advantage. I think that situation developed because he had been using an even shorter rod, a 7119-4 Method (11' 9"). I had been using rods from 13' to 13.5'. When wading deeper, an angler has to rise more when forming a D-loop. The shorter the rod the more one has to rise in order to get the perfect amount of line stick, a fact I momentarily lost, because my motion was still tuned for the longer rods.
Shorter rods, such as the 7126-4 Method are perfect for fishing the deep sides of steelhead runs where overhanging trees and steep banks don't allow for a lot of room to form D-loops.
Just read Andrew Bennett's glowing review of the 7126-4 METHOD on Deneki Outdoors blog. He terms the new rod "The Light Saber". Check it out.

6126-4 METHOD

Length: 12' 6"     Line: 6     Pieces: 4

Rod weight: 6 3/8 oz.
Line Matches:
Rio Skagit Max Short 450, Rio Skagit Max 475 or 500, Airflo Skagit 480 Compact
Rio Scandi 390 grain, Airflo Compact Scandi 400

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6126-4 METHOD 6 Fast A $1050

7126-4 METHOD

Length: 12' 6"     Line: 7     Pieces: 4

Rod weight: 6 1/2 oz.
Line Matches:
Rio Skagit Max Short 500, Rio Skagit Max 525 or 550, Airflo Skagit 540 Compact
Rio Scandi 435-grain, Airflo Compact Scandi 450
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7126-4 METHOD 7 Fast A $1050

8126-4 METHOD

Length: 12' 6"     Line: 8     Pieces: 4


Rod weight: 7 15/16 oz.
Line Matches:
Rio Skagit Max Short 550, Rio Skagit Max 550 or 575, Airflo Skagit 570 Compact
Rio Scandi 480 grain, Airflo Compact Scandi 480

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8126-4 METHOD 7 Fast A $1050

9140-4 METHOD

Length: 14'     Line: 9     Pieces: 4


Rod weight: 8 7/16 oz.
Line Matches:
Rio UniSpey: 9/10
Rio Skagit Max 600
Rio Scandi 520
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9140-4 METHOD 9 Fast B $1050

10150-4 METHOD

Length: 15'     Line: 10     Pieces: 4


Rod weight: 9 1/8 oz.
Line Matches:
Rio UniSpey: 10/11
Rio Skagit Max 725
Rio Scandi 640

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Series
Line Wt
Action Handle Price To Top
10150-4 METHOD 10 Fast B $1050

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