I'm certainly no expert, but I just overlined my Orvis by two line weights to a number 11, and it feels like a new rod. All of a sudden I have a nice loop. Sure the action is slower, but my cast is 100% better.
Lou Tabory and some others think that all the new rods are too fast and need to be overlined by one or two weights.
See if your Sage dealer will let you try some different lines on it. You might have an epiphany like me!
I used Old Salt Outfitters in Hingham Harbor, very helpful guys...
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