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If anyone is in the market for an upper end rod you should definitely look at these. I got a 10 late spring, threw it while on block. It is a very nice stick. I'd say more progressive action, flexes down the blank a bit with a nice recovery. It is not fast/stiff and not my go-to for say albies with a shooting head. It would be my first choice for night fishing with a full line - shorter distances, a more relaxed stroke. Kind of like playing soft those - it's easy.

 

I wanted another 9wt and ended up with another Sector (I tried T&T Sextant (nice too) and the Sage R8 (the 9 was maybe a nice 10...) and others). I didn't have a chance to fish the Sector until this week and I decided to give it a try for albies with a head. Aside, I've been practicing with it all summer for flats stuff - I liked it for that but practice sure as **** ain't fishing....

 

I used the Sector with an old stock 10wt shooting head, 30' head (grain weight is in line with 10wt 30' AFTMA). The rod is very nice. It's a good bit more crisp than the 10 but still has a progressive action with a fast recovery - perfect for heads & albies. It's amazingly similar to my Burk 9. You can really lean into it and it delivers. It's hard to describe, but for me, it just works. Very smooth, very easy to feel and load.

 

To me, Scott has kind of been like the red haired step child, always around, but doesn't really do much. They do seem to have hit on this line. The meridian definitely had fans. I don't know that rod at all. But this one, I do a bit, at least give them a try. they fly under the radar vs Sage (FU sage...), Loomis and others but I really like them. Their 11 is supposed to be excellent too.

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I have the Sector 908 and 909.  The 8wt is definitely softer than the 9wt.  The 8 has plenty of power but requires a more relaxed stroke to get the most out of it.  It has a strong butt section for handling decent sized fish.  The 9wt can be pushed more than the 8wt but it still prefers a smooth casting stroke.  It has a steeper taper than the 8wt.  

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I have not casted the 4 piece but i have the 8’ 10” 2 piece 10wt and it is an awesome rod. i believe its a bit stiffer than the two piece version and id recommended it to anyone who doesn’t mind a two piece. The 8’4” 8wt is also a great stick, one of my favorites ive ever owned. 

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Both 8wt and 10wt short sectors are amazing fishing rods. The 10wt is so light and easy to cast that I had to constantly look down and check the label to make sure I was fishing a 10wt. Pair the 10wt with a Lamson m10 and you can cast all day long with less fatigue than most 9ft 8wt setups. 

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I have a 9 wt. Meridian and as the Sector goes it also does not like to be muscled  !   It prefers a smoother stroke. I love the accuracy on the Meridian. Does a great job on Stripers in slot size. I am looking to try a NRX -S next. My friend has the NRX and he muscle`s his pretty good with good results. Enjoy the rest of the season !

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I've fished the 9wt for a few months. How's your handle holding up? I've got some holes in mine already. Kind of a bummer for such a pricey rod.

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Mine is fine. A pit here or there but nothing that bothers me. 
 

Todays high quality cork is more like medium from 15 years ago. It is what it is. 

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Handle on mine  is fine you might have got a bad piece of cork reach out to Scott 

 

 

 

Edited by Joe Paranee

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I got the 9wt and love it, but having a problem finding the right intermediate line to use with it. what are you all using?

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I've used Airflo Cold Salt Int line with the Sector with good results.  I've also used Rio Coastal Quickshooter XP in 9wt, which I like a little better than Outbound Short 9wt.  These are both heavy lines but seem to work ok when needed. 

 

Edit.  I also use SA Titan Sink Int/3/5 which casts quite well.  Generally I like the SA Titan lines better than others if I'm using heavier weight forward lines.  

Edited by NCAndy

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17 hours ago, FlyfishCT87 said:

I got the 9wt and love it, but having a problem finding the right intermediate line to use with it. what are you all using?

I can't help with a full int, I'm using heads on the 9 for albies(old stock shooting head, one size up, 30', true to aftma weight), I have an older 9 lumalux(rio) on another 9 that works well on it. I have found them to be pretty close to their aftma standards and find lines that go much higher than the line weight are problematic for me. 

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I’ve now fished the 9wt quite a bit and in different and sometimes difficult conditions. Again, it’s nice. 
 

The last two days I’ve fished it side by side with my 9 Burk, same exact setup on both. In comparison, it’s much more of progressive action. It flexes down quit a bit more but does not feel mushy and it has a nice quick recovery. It is very nice for a relax stroke, say lots of blind casting for albies.
 

The Burk is a bit faster but still flexes down almost the same amount. The Burk gets me a little more distance tho. 

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