The new Sage TCX 8119-4 Switch Rod is a compact two-hander dedicated to anadromous fish. From Atlantic salmon, to sea-run browns, to steelhead, this light-and-fast 8 weight provides the strength to handle big wind, big flies, and bigger fish. With just the right touch of extra length to command larger rivers, without being overkill on claustrophobic smaller streams, this rod gives you the ability to throw a wide variety of line systems, and is practically effortless to cast. This is a switch rod with unprecedented versatility – whether you’re swinging for chrome on Kola, British Columbia, Tierra Del Fuego, the 11’9″ TCX 8 weight will leave you speechless. When you have your sites set on larger anadromous specimens, the 8 weight TCX Switch is one of the best tools to have in your hand. The TCX 8119-4 Switch rod is a product of a sublime combination of Sage’s innovative TCX tapers and proprietary G5 Technology. By replacing the glass inner hoop fibers with graphite fibers, Sage has made a stronger yet thinner walled blank, meaning a faster taper for a lighter rod. Weighing in at a feathery 5 7/8 ounces, this rod will cast like a 13-footer, but feel like a 10′ single-hander! With ultra-fast actions and quick loading tips, all of the TCX switches will generate extreme line speeds, and this 8 weight version is no exception. This 11’9″ 8 weight TCX four-piece switch rod has an extremely corrosion resistant up-locking anodized aluminum reel seat, and the modified two-handed premium cork grip feels money.
Line Size: 8 – I will strongly recommend Airflo Skagit 480 grain with various sink tips for the rod – The rod manage easily to cast sinking tip like T 10 and T 15 combined combined with big 3″ – 4″ tubes – What a awesome line on that stick
Rod Length: 11’9”
Weight: 5 7/8 oz.
Handle: Two-Handed Assist/Spey
Reel Seat: Uplocking Anodized Aluminum