If you're finding that SSHFS is very slow in OSX you may want to try this options when mounting:
sshfs user@host:remote_path local_path -oauto_cache,reconnect,defer_permissions,noappledouble
Thanks for looking
Thanks for putting this out there! This is what I needed to make sshfs useable!
However there is a typo and this code fails.
There needs to be a space after -o and auto_cache.
sshfs user@host:remote_path local_path -o auto_cache,reconnect,defer_permissions,noappledouble
This is what I was looking for. Migrated from Ubuntu to Mac and tried a lot of free as well as paid options but nothing comes close after these options. Here is my setup osxfuse+sshfs+sshfsgui with your options. It's blazing fast.