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Sage 266SSP glass rod
Post 25 Sep 2018, 14:59 • #1 
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Guys, have you ever heard about this Sage glass rod? Just bough a blank and want to learn a bit more. Thank you


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Post 25 Sep 2018, 19:44 • #2 
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I think that is a 2pc 6'6" spinning blank... probably a nice blank too. Post a picture of it.


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Post 26 Sep 2018, 06:51 • #3 
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A highly educated guess by picketpin. I wondered if it were a spinning blank, too, but don't even recall if Sage made them. Makes sense, though, the first three digits representing the number of sections, length in ft/in, then "S" maybe for s-glass, and SP for spinning. I'm guessing that was picketpins astute figuring.

We don't all have the model numbers/codes memorized. Always helps for an i.d., even without a picture, to give length, number of sections, type of ferrule, colortone, and texture/finish. Somebody can be even more definite with details like that.


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Post 26 Sep 2018, 15:42 • #4 
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Hi all,

I’ve followed this excellent forum for some time and it has given me much knowledge and pleasure. Hence, hopefully I can contribute to this discussion.

My understanding of the notation on the Sage S-glass blanks is as follows, and it correlates mostly with what is mentioned in previous posts.

B(blank) : Line weight/power : Length : Material : Type of rod.
In this case, Blank (if there is a B before the numbers) : 2 : 6’6” : S-glass : Spinning

If the power is the same as for my 7 footer below, and in the Sage 1986 catalogue for graphite spinning blanks, it is for casting lure weights of 1/8 to ½ oz. As the power value is relative to type and length of rod, it might be a bit lighter, say up to 3/8 oz, but that is only a guess on my part. This blank will make a very nice rod.

Alas, the 1986 catalogue only describes graphite. It would be interesting to see a catalogue from the years they produced S-glass rods, circa 1981-1983? I’ve searched the web, but without luck.

The above is in line with the data on the blanks I built rods on in the 80s, which may be of interest as a reference in this thread.

B 159 SSP Blank : -1/4 oz. : 5’9” : S-glass : Spinning. 2-piece.
(chform has a recent thread on this kind of blank built as a fly rod)

B 270 SSP Blank : 1/8-1/2 oz. : 7’0” : S-glass : Spinning. 2-piece.

B 486 SSH Blank : 3/8-1 ½ oz. : 8’6” : S-glass : Steelhead. 2-piece.

B 476 SFL Blank : AFTM 4 : 7’6” : S-glass : Fly. 2-piece.

B 686 SFL Blank : AFTM 6 : 8’6” : S-glass : Fly. 2-piece.

I think the number of sections, if other than 2, is showed by adding, for example, “-3” or “-4” to the notation.

/// F.O.


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Post 28 Sep 2018, 07:39 • #5 
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A previous thread:

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=38345


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Post 24 Oct 2018, 14:55 • #6 
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To moderator, maybe this thread will better find it's reader in "Another spin on glass"?


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Post 24 Oct 2018, 17:20 • #7 
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Good idea. Moved to another spin . . . .


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