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It's so important that you talk to our staff before selecting your Sage Fly Rod. As one of the oldest and largest Sage dealers, we know and understand the "action" of every sage fly rod ever made. We've fished or cast most of them. We can help you select the rod and "action" that will give you the most enjoyment for its intended use. We can even tell you what fly lines work best on each rod. Allow us to help with your selection. Ask for Ed, Bob, Bill, or Ted. Unconditional Lifetime Warranty for the original owner of the rod. Regardless of the cause of damage, Sage will repair or replace the product. These rods are truly a lifetime investment.
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|Sage Salt Series Fly Rods
Item # SG098
WINNER: Best in Show AND Best Saltwater Fly Rod - 2014 International Fly Tackle Dealer Show
SAGE SALT SERIES FLY RODS A new generation of fly rod technology that gives anglers exceptional tracking and torsional stability, resulting in casting accuracy that's unparalleled, the new SALT rods are Sage's first saltwater fly rods built using their groundbreaking Konnetic technology. Sage created the SALT to load quickly as well as maintain high line speeds and accuracy to land the fly exactly where wary saltwater species demand. SALT's robust salt-action taper provides the power needed to cast today's heavier fly lines and deliver all sizes of flies at any range with precision. These are fast loading, high line-speed salt-action rods that deliver tremendous line feel at all ranges. They make the load and throw incredibly extinctive, and as smooth and effortless as any fly rod I've ever had in my hand (Bob). Blanks are dark sapphire with black thread wraps and silver trim wraps. The oversized Fuji ceramic stripper guides and hard chromed snake guides and tip top ensure this rod performs. The heavy-duty stealth black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat creates a solid nest for the reel, and the hidden hook keeper in the reel seat keeps things sleek. The super-plus full-wells cork handle offers a positive grip in tough fishing conditions. SALT comes in a black rod bag with electric blue logo and model tag in a matching electric blue powder-coated aluminum rod tube and Sage medallion. Sage Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee.
"Adapting to changing conditions is imperative when saltwater fishing, and Konnetic technology allows deft sensitivity and the ability to track extremely straight. SALT shines in all fishing scenarios." Jerry Siem, Sage chief rod designer
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|Sage Accel Series Fly Rods
Item # SG099
WINNER: Best Freshwater Fly Rod - 2014 International Fly Tackle Dealer Show
SAGE ACCEL SERIES FLY RODS - For the ACCEL, Sage reinvented its G5 blank technology that was so well loved in the now classic Z-Axis and the VXP series that the ACCEL rods replaced. "Adding a graphite hoop core and axial fiber material in the new Generation 5 technology allows for a lighter, ultra-responsive, and livelier blank with a narrower shaft," says Jerry Siem, Sage chief rod designer. Medium-fast-action ACCEL rods load effortlessly and are very accurate to the target. I personally like the trout sizes matched with the RIO Gold fly lines; the heavier weights feel great with a variety of fly lines (Bob). ACCEL is offered in single-hand, switch and two-handed fly rods. Blanks are a gorgeous emerald green color with olive green thread wraps with garnet and black trim wraps. Fuji ceramic stripper guides and hard-chromed snake guides and tip top complete the blank. Freshwater rods from 3-6 weights have a rosewood insert with stealth black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat and a snub-nose, half-wells cork handle. Heavier fresh/saltwater models from 6FB-9 weights feature a stealth black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat and feature a snub-nose half-wells cork handle. The switch and two-hand models have a cork grip on both the fore and rear grips. The ACCEL comes in a black rod bag with emerald green logo and model tag inside a leaf green ballistic nylon rod tube with a divided liner. Sage Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee.
"Newly redesigned Generation 5 technology allows for a lighter, ultra-responsive, and livelier blank." Jerry Siem, Sage chief rod designer
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|Sage "ONE" Fly Rods
Item # SG117
SAGE "ONE" Fly Rods with Konnetic technology - A new generation of fly rods that gives anglers exceptional tracking and torsional stability, resulting in casting accuracy that's unparalleled. Smooth, precise and with an intentionally forgiving "sweet spot" that complements widely diverse casting styles, the ONE rod makes a full range of close-in and long-distance casts that hit the mark with equal ease. Known fact: Fish feed on accuracy. Being able to feel exactly what the line is doing through all stages of a cast gives you ultimate control to make the micro adjustments needed to place the fly precisely where you want it. Engineered energy: Konnetic technology utilizes a new high-modulus composite combined with a high-compression molding process. This results in greater fiber nesting and fuses the inner core to the axial fibers. This allows for superior tracking with virtually no lateral or torsional movement, resulting in extraordinary casting. Konnetic technology provides more focused energy throughout the entire rod blank, resulting in very little sideways cast deflection due to wasted lateral movement. Custom Cork Handle: Snub-nose, half-Wells grip on 3-6 weights and full-Wells grip with fighting butt on saltwater weights 6FB-12 enable a more relaxed grip for improved control, feel and comfort. Blanks are super-sexy translucent BLACK ICE color complemented by black guide wraps and Bronze trim.
"ONE offers a more fluid transmission of energy from the arm to the fly. The eye sees the cast it wants to make, and that is translated to the hand and through the rod instantaneously." Jerry Siem, Chief Rod Designer
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|Sage "ESN" Fly Rods
Item # SG118
SAGE "ESN" ROD SERIES with Konnetic technology (like the ONE Series), designed to fit most styles of European tournament nymph fishing, whether Czech, Polish, French or Spanish. This style of short-line, contact nymph fishing is quickly gaining popularity throughout North America. It's an absolute deadly method of catching fish, especially on high-pressure streams where trout are smart and wary. Built on unique compound tapered mandrels with a slim profile and very supple, sensitive tip, this combination allows the angler to feel the take, and the power to quickly set the hook. Forest-Green blanks with custom shaped half-wells grips, Cocobolo wood inserts with Dk-Nickel colored aluminum reelseat components.
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|Sage "Bass II" Fly Rods
Item # SG119
SAGE BASS II SERIES - Toss big flies to fish with big appetites. When you're casting big flies onto weed mats to trigger attacks from the bucketmouths below, you're in for a day of spectacular strikes and big memories - maybe even a tournament title. Bass II rods have been upgraded for faster line speed, greater accuracy and easier line pickup to carry big, bulky flies straight to their target. Everything from explosive smallmouth in their river lairs, to voracious snook and tarpon stealthfully pulled from the mangroves on your kayak. These rods perform the job of line pickup, back-cast, and re-delivery WITH NO FALSE CAST NEEDED. The Peacock model is a true heavyweight ready to go toe-to-toe with giant Muskie, Pike and Peacock Bass. Fast action, custom full-wells grip, salt safe reelseat with fighting-butt, and built within tournament specifications (if that's your game). Blanks are a gorgeous Tree-Frog-Green with Rust, Gold and Black wraps. Each rod comes with its perfectly matched SAGE BASS II FLY LINE to maximize performance. Cordura rod and reel case is also included.
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|Sage Circa Series Fly Rods
Item # SG121
WINNER: "Best Freshwater Fly Rod" and "Best Of Show" International Fly Tackle Dealers (IFTD) show in Reno, Nevada.
WINNER: "Best New Fly Rod" European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX)
SAGE CIRCA SERIES FLY RODS If you're a devotee of the casting nuances of the slow action fly rod, a student of its historic ties to our sport, or just like the thrill of moving in close to actively feeding fish, consider the new CIRCA rod a reward for your years of dedication. But be warned: the CIRCA does not mimic the type of slow action that has so far defined the category - overly soft, willowy and flat. Instead, thanks to Konnetic technology's ability to compact and align more carbon fibers into a smaller diameter blank, Sage rod designers were able to design a radically narrow taper throughout the length of the rod, resulting in consistently slow, yet responsive action from butt to tip. The new CIRCA rod is a technologically advanced slow-action fly rod that honors your slower, more deliberate casting style, yet is every bit a Sage.
"My goal for this rod was to apply the performance advantages of modern materials on a very sleek, slender shaft that would load down in the hand for a fishing tempo like glass or bamboo while providing the crucial need for accuracy." Jerry Siem, Sage Chief Fly Rod Designer
Key features of the CIRCA
Low-Profile Ferrules - The inherent strength of Konnetic technology allows us to reduce the weight of our all-graphite ferrule connections by nearly 70%. Improved aerodynamics plus lighter weight contribute to lighter blanks.
Green Tea Color - An elegant and inviting green finish is accented by Olive primary thread wraps with Slate colored trim wraps. Exotic, tightly grained Vera wood insert with black aluminum reel seat and winding check pattern create a perfect combination.
Custom Cork Handle - Snub-nose, half-wells grip. The cork is custom formed to match the exact taper of the CIRCA rod, providing a snug fit that helps communicate casting feedback for utmost accuracy.
Round Tip Eye - This Sage-designed tip-top never pinches or binds the line, allowing the caster to make mends and cast in any direction with full control.
Slim Profile Rod Tube - Only 1 5/8" in Desert Gold color, plus a unique rod bag: like a chameleon, its gold silk-screened colors flash between gold and green in the light.
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|Sage "ONE" Switch Rods
Item # SG123
SAGE "ONE" SWITCH RODS place all the remarkable benefits of Konnetic technology in both of your hands. Its lighter weight and decidedly thinner profile are welcome assets over a long day of fishing, reducing casting fatigue and minimizing wind resistance for tireless casts. Thanks to the shaft's significantly enhanced torsional stability, the rod recovers extremely quickly as it moves through the cast, optimizing load carry and line speed for long, smooth, flawless casts every time. The shaft's decreased lateral movement and vibrations keep you more connected to your line, cast, mends and swing.
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|Sage "ONE" Two-Handed Fly Rods
Item # SG124
SAGE "ONE" TWO-HANDED FLY RODS - place all the remarkable benefits of Konnetic technology in both of your hands. Its lighter weight and decidedly thinner profile are welcome assets over a long day of fishing, reducing casting fatigue and minimizing wind resistance for tireless casts. Thanks to the shaft's significantly enhanced torsional stability, the rod recovers extremely quickly as it moves through the cast, optimizing load carry and line speed for long, smooth, flawless casts every time. The shaft's decreased lateral movement and vibrations keep you more connected to your line, cast, mends and swing.
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|Sage Approach Fly Rods
Item # SG126
SAGE "APPROACH" SERIES FLY RODS - Calling these "entry level" really does not do them justice. Higher modulus graphite blanks than SAGE has ever offered in this price range provides a med-fast action rod with outstanding line feel and control. Beginning casters can easily grow with this rod without ever feeling that they've grown out of it. Oyster-Shell-Gray Blanks, reverse-half-wells grips and aluminum reelseat with wood insert on freshwater models, full-wells grips and all-aluminum reelseats with fighting-butts on saltwater models. Lined Cordura covered tube included. APPROACH OUTFITS include Sage 2200 Fly reel, Rio Gold Fly Line and Cordura rod/reel case.
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|Sage Method Series Fly Rods
Item # SG127
SAGE METHOD SERIES FLY RODS - Ultra-fast action fly rods utilizing Sage's proprietary Konnetic technology. The METHOD delivers high line speeds and tight loops for extreme distance and wind-cutting casts all while maintaining critical accuracy and feel. The magma red colored shaft of the METHOD is complemented by rust colored primary thread wraps and pewter trim wraps. Fuji ceramic stripping guides and robust guide sets round out the performance features. Available in 4-6 weights for freshwater with a cocobolo wood insert and black reel seat components paired with a snub-nose, half-wells grip. The saltwater capable 691-4 FB thru 11-weight feature a black aluminum reel seat and a full wells handle and fighting butt. Sage Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee. Made in USA.
"We designed the METHOD to perform to the expectations of the most demanding anglers in any casting situation. Our newest high-performance rods will make any caster better -- but will help experienced casters notch exceptional casts with regularity." Sage Chief Rod Designer, Jerry Siem
"METHOD makes it possible to take your casting abilities to whole new levels." Eric Gewiss, Sage marketing director
About Konnetic Technology: The most recent and significant evolution in fly rod innovation, Sage's Konnetic technology uses new materials combined with pioneering manufacturing methods and processes. This technology incorporates an optimized ratio of Sage's proprietary resin to exclusive high modulus aerospace-grade carbon fiber. Other SAGE rod series that incorporate Konnetic technology: Circa, ONE and ESN.
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|Sage Motive Series Fly Rods
Item # SG129
SAGE MOTIVE SERIES SALTWATER FLY RODS - Constructed of time-proven materials, these rods embody Sage's immense experience pursuing hard-fighting saltwater species. The MOTIVE features an all-new taper design creating a powerful, fast-action rod that loads quickly to deliver heavy saltwater flies with the distance and accuracy the sport demands. Strong butt sections with fighting butt and full-wells grip to provide the necessary strength to fight and control large game fish. Heavy saltwater lines slip easily through the oversized guides, and the aluminum reel seat and saltwater compatible components round out the features. Built on a bluefin blue blank, the
rods have blue primary thread wraps with royal blue and black trim wraps. Sage Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee. Made in USA.
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|Sage Pike & Musky Fly Rods
Item # SG130
SAGE PIKE & MUSKY FLY RODS - In recent years, there has been a significant rise in the popularity of pike and musky fly fishing. Sage is responding with a rod that will make it easier than ever to cast those big streamers. Based on the success of the 7'11" BASS II family, Sage is introducing two new rods targeted specifically at pike and musky fishing. Like the fast action, powerful BASS II rods, the G-5 technology PIKE and MUSKY rods come in a 9' length to better handle heavy fly lines and wind-resistant flies that are used to target these species. They feature extended fighting-butts for figure eights, oversize stripper and tip-top guides, saltwater safe reelseats and components. Packaged in a ballistic cloth rod/reel case. RIO Pike/Musky WF F/I Fly Line included.
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