The new Two-Handed X rods let you experience the remarkable benefits of KonneticHD Technology through access to the more powerful lower sections of the rod, allowing for easier and more efficient load carry through the casting stroke. The shaft’s significantly enhanced recovery and crisper tip stop optimize line speed to deliver long, smooth casts. The decreased vertical movement and vibrations in the blank result in a more accurate and efficient presentation. The Sage 9wt 14'0" is the salmon swinger. If you are fishing the Great Lakes to BC, the 9wt will have the power to land the larger silvers. The 14'0" is designed for larger rivers where distance is crucial to swinging for these aggressive freshwater fish.