Sage GFL 790 DS value and details? 9' 7wt, 2pc

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  1. etholen

    etholen New Member

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    Hi guys, I was wondering if you know any value and knowledge of this rod. I'm fairly new to fly fishing so my knowledge is minimal. The ad says its a Sage GFL 790 DS 9' 7wt. It comes with the Sage 108m reel and a fly tying kit. I uploaded some pictures for your review. Is the whole set worth buying for 200 bucks?
     

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    Probably. That reel looks like it is in very nice condition. Beleieve that is england made fly reel. It would make a great steelhead set-up. 2-piece DS rods based on condition go usually 80.00-150.00 bucks. That reel maybe 40-65.00, especially in real good condition as that one appears. It's tough to give estimates because prices fluctuate on these things depending on the seasons and of course having multple buyers. I think with the extras thrown in...line, etc. it appears to be decent price. good luck. Check ebay and see what some of these items are going for...
     
  3. etholen

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    Thanks Porter. You think it will handle sockeye up in Alaska on the Kenai River? I'm looking for a all around good quality rod for a good price, any recommendations? I don't mind spending the money on a quality rod but don't want anything to outrageous.
     
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    Marginal for sockeye on the Kenai. The Kenai is a very swift river, as you may know. Asking a 7 wt. rod to handle a wild sockeye and the current might be pushing the envelope a bit. I'm sure it could be done but I believe an 8 wt. or 9 wt. would be more useful. The lightest I've ever used was an 8 wt.
     

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