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    Arrow Sage ESN

    So who's gonna join me on the new and righteous path? Ordered mine today!

    Tip section features on boobies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    So who's gonna join me on the new and righteous path? Ordered mine today!

    Tip section features on boobies.
    Watter 30+ bokse flies gaan jy met die stok gebruik???? per LYN.
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    Did you order a blank and components or a complete rod?
    contemplating a blank for a build.
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    So who's gonna join me on the new and righteous path? Ordered mine today!
    I'm definitely gonna get one, but it'll have to wait until March next year when the finances can handle it. It seems a shame to get ANOTHER 5-weight, but seeing as it will be mainly used in the vaal, anything smaller would probably be a bit under-gunned.

    Still so little information out there in terms of reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    Did you order a blank and components or a complete rod?
    contemplating a blank for a build.
    No I ordered a factory stick. I'm nowhere near being able to built one myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Circus View Post
    I'm definitely gonna get one, but it'll have to wait until March next year when the finances can handle it. It seems a shame to get ANOTHER 5-weight, but seeing as it will be mainly used in the vaal, anything smaller would probably be a bit under-gunned.

    Still so little information out there in terms of reviews.
    Check this out. Good site that!
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Hey guys

    Looking at getting this rod, but have a few questions.Is the ESN a purely nymphing rod (for heavy nymphs) or can it be used as a dry fly rod as well? Would it be able to handle delicate upstream work? If it ain't the rod for both, is there a better alternative out there?

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    Hi Douglas

    Google "sage ESN review" and check some stuff out. The one oke reckons its awesome as a dry fly rod - soft tip for delicate presentations etc. But the truth is that its designed for short line nymphing, and is probably not worth getting unless you'll be using it for that >70% of the time.

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    I think that it will be a very good dry fly rod.
    If it can present heavy nymphs, why not dry flies.
    If the tip is soft, it should load easily with dry fly rig.
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    I think that it will be a very good dry fly rod.
    If it can present heavy nymphs, why not dry flies.
    If the tip is soft, it should load easily with dry fly rig.
    I agree with you Korrie. So much is being made of "specialised" rods these days, that I'm wondering if the anglers are still allowing for any skill from the driver's side to do the fishing.
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    Mario that's my point all along. Go back to some of my posts and you'll see how many times I used the words "I thought the angler was suppose to do that"

    The fact that I'm buying a new rod has absolutely nothing to do with "specialized" I can do all those things with a 99. Yes sure this one is longer but so what? This rod ain't costing me a cent so try'em out I say!
    Gerrit Viljoen

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