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Comprehensive Guide to Sage TCX Spey/Two-Handed Rods
by George Cook & Ryan S. Petzold, 2011
TCX Spey Rods
7126-4 12’6” for 7 line (The Deathstar)
Destined to become one of the all-time greats. The number one requested rod at your local Spey Clave. Steelhead anywhere, everywhere. Tierra Del Fuego “the only rod you’ll need”. Big Alaska Rainbows on June 8th, can even stay in the quiver for Kings on June 25th.
  • Line Match: Skagit Flight 525, Steelhead Scandi 510, AFS 8/9
  • M.O.W. Match: 15’ 129 or 150 grain type 3, 6 and 8. T-11/T-14 in 10’, 12.5’ and 15’. 10’ Spey VersiLeaders All Types (SH Scandi/AFS)
  • Sink Tip: Light/T-8, Medium/T-11 & Heavy/T-14
  • Reel Match: Sage 6010, Tibor Signature Series 8-10, Tibor Riptide, Sage 3810
TCX 9140-4 14’ for 9 line
In the gun world they call this an Ultra Mag. So welcome the new magnum 9 weight spey. Alaska Kings, Alta Atlantics, B.C. and big Winter Runs everywhere. The TCX #9-spey, all the power without weight or fatigue.
  • Line Match: Flight 650, AFS 9/10, Skagit 650 with 5’ Skagit Cheater #11, PowerSpey 9/10
  • M.O.W. Match: 15’ 150 & 166 grain type 3, 6 and 8. T-14/T-17 in 10’, 12.5’, 13’ and 15’ lengths. Spey VersiLeaders 15’ All Types (AFS)
  • Sink Tip: Heavy/T-14
  • Reel Match: Sage 6012, Tibor Gulfstream, Tibor Riptide
TCX 10150-4 15’ for 10 line
How far do you want to cast? Whatever the max job that awaits your angling adventure, this is the tool to bring to the party! The largest rivers, the biggest challenges from the World’s great Anadromous game fish.
  • Line Match: Skagit Flight 750 (no Cheater), PowerSpey 10/11, Skagit 750 with 5’ Cheater #12, AFS 10/11 (make sure your holding on!)
  • M.O.W. Match: 15’ 166 or 190 grain type 3, 6 and 8. T-14/T-17 in 13’, 15’ and 17’, Spey VersiLeaders 15’ All Types (AFS)
  • Sink Tip: T-14/Heavy
  • Reel Match: Sage 6012, Tibor Gulfstream
TCX Switch Rods
TCX 5119-4 11’9” for 5 line
The little guy of the group. Small but powerful. Western streamer swingin’ stick, lake and beach too, small steelhead use for such haunts as the Rogue, Grande Ronde and John Day.
  • Line Match: Skagit Short 325, Steelhead Scandi 310, AFS 5/6, Windcutter 5/6, Outbound WF-6 (beach/lake), Rio Switch 5/6
  • M.O.W. Match: T-8/Light
  • Sink Tip: 15’ 109 Type 3, 6 & 8, T-8/T-11 in 10’ & 12.5’, 6’ & 10’ Spey VersiLeaders All Types (SH Scandi/AFS)
  • Reel Match: Sage 4580, Sage 4280, Tibor Everglades, Sage 3880
TCX 6119-4 11’9” for 6 line
Small steelhead, Alaska Rainbows and Dollies, beach weapon dejour/lake tool.
  • Line Match: Skagit Flight 350, Steelhead Scandi 350, Skagit Short 375, AFS 5/6, Rio Switch 6/7
  • M.O.W. Match: T-8/Light & T-11/Medium
  • Sink Tip: 15’ 109 & 129 Type 3, 6 & 8, T-8/T-11 in 10’ & 12.5’, 6’ & 10’ Spey VersiLeaders All Types (SH Scandi/AFS)
  • Reel Match: Sage 4210, Tibor Everglades, Sage 6080
TCX 7119-4 11’9” for 7 line
As with most Switch rods, the #7 represents the 30.06 of Switch. From Alaska Rainbows to Oregon Coastal Steelhead to Tierra Del Fuego Sea-Run Brows, the 7 plays big. Not overkill for Trout but big enough for Anadramous Critters, here is your all-purpose player.
  • Line Match: Skagit Flight 400, Steelhead Scandi 385, Skagit Short 425, AFS 6/7, Rio Switch 7/8
  • M.O.W. Match: T-8/Light,T-11/Medium & T-14/Heavy
  • Sink Tip: 15’ 109 & 129 Type 3, 6 & 8, T-8/T-11/T-14 in 10’ & 12.5’, 6’ & 10’ Spey VersiLeaders All Types (SH Scandi/AFS)
  • Reel Match: Sage 4210, Tibor Signature 7-9, Sage 6080
TCX 8119-4 11’9” for 8 line
Wow, you gotta try this one! Talk about power in a light package. Focused Anadramous Switch rod, steelhead anywhere, smaller Atlantic salmon venues, Sea-Run Browns, Coastal Steelhead tight-quarter focus. You will be shocked at the distances this rod will produce.
  • Line Match: Skagit Flight 450, Steelhead Scandi 435, Skagit Short 475, AFS 7/8, Rio Switch 8/9
  • M.O.W. Match: T-8/Light,T-11/Medium & T-14/Heavy
  • Sink Tip: 15’ 129 & 150 Type 3, 6 & 8, T-8/T-11/T-14 in 10’, 11’ & 12.5’, 6’ & 10’ Spey VersiLeaders All Types (SH Scandi/AFS)
  • Reel Match: Sage 6010, Tibor Signature 7-9, Sage 3810, Sage 4210
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