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Sage Fly Rods

Sage Fly Rods

Founded in 1980 by legendary rod designer Don Green, Sage was created with one idea in mind - to build the world's finest performance Fly Rods. Using world-class materials and years of experience gained while working with Fenwick and Grizzly Rod Companies, Don revolutionized the fly fishing world. Years of fly fishing experience had taught Don that Fly Rods should never run out of "power." While there might be fishing scenarios where the full power and flex of a Fly Rod were not utilized by the angler, the best designs were those that always held power in reserve. Hence the name Reserve Power was given to the new style of Fly Rod Don developed for extra long casts meant for especially windy conditions. Thus the first major series of Sage Fly Rods was born. Released in 1982, they quickly became the most talked about Fly Rods in the world. Today, more than ever before, Sage Fly Rods remains focused on one goal which is best summarized by their statement of purpose: "We are passionate about our business of creating fly fishing products that continually exceed the fly angler's expectations. Wherever in the world your fly fishing takes you, it is safe to say that Sage has the products to enhance your fly fishing experience." Today, Sage is a company of passionate anglers and craftsmen, continually seeking performance advantages through new materials, designs, and engagement with the fly fishing community.

Sonic – Whether laying down dry flies with finesse or delivering streamers to distant reaches, the Sage Sonic Fly Rods provides uncompromised versatility, with a wonderful balance of power and feel. Delightfully crisp and lightweight, the Sage Sonic has a level of performance that stands out from the crowd with a medium-fast action taper designed to cover a wide range of fishing applications from dry fly, streamers, to nymphing - floating lines to sinking. Built on Konnetic Technology blanks, casting the Sonic is as intuitive as it is natural. These rods are very responsive in the hand with excellent tracking qualities.

Maverick – Sage Maverick Fly Rods are the perfect flats weapon for making quick, accurate shots to fast cruising saltwater species. Sage Maverick Fly Rods feature a fast, powerful tip section that transfers power deep down the blank making it easier to fire quick, efficient casts and helping you make the most of your finite opportunities. Saltwater angling is more often a game of quick shots than long casts. Dropping a fly in front of a cruising tarpon 20ft off the bow can be the difference between success and failure during a day on the flats. In fact, most saltwater fisheries put a premium on getting the fly to the target quickly.

Payload – The new Sage Payload Fly Rods are powerful weapons designed for launching bulky flies with authority, into the wind and straight to their target. The short length and extra stiff action is matched perfectly with a Sage fly line with a short, heavy head to make this rod a cannon. Sage Payload Fly Rods are the perfect answer for big bass and musky flies, huge streamers, and stalking saltwater species along the shore or in the backcountry. The Payload is a specialized tool unlike any rod in your arsenal. The lower weight have pRoved to be incredibly popular for targeting bass in with this streamer lauching cannon.

Dart – Designed specifically for those tiny blue lines, the small water Sage Dart Fly Rods feature a short-range fast action for chasing wary trout in still and clear water, close quarters, or obstacle-ridden streams. Specifically designed to drive precise loops under the branches of a willow while still providing delicate presentations and delightful feedback to the angler. The Konnetic HD materials combined with performance-friendly fast action gives fishermen the ultimate competitive advantage against highly selective trout. The lightest, most precise casting small water rod ever made, the Sage Dart is the small stream anglers best friend.

Trout LL – With a delicate touch and medium action, the TROUT LL family has been designed with the trout angler and dry flies in mind. Through blank taper optimization and specialized length offerings, the TROUT LL is perfected for wade fishing, closer casts, small flies, and light tippets. A relatively supple tip maximizes light tippet protection and gives way to a smooth easy-loading mid-section that increases feel and feedback throughout the casting stroke. When the hatch is on, the TROUT LL is an angler’s best friend. Drawing inspiration from historic Sage rods of the past, the TROUT LL is a nod toward tradition with a classic appearance and a smooth casting taper, yet adds modern performance features in accuracy and loop control through the backbone of Konnetic HD blank material.

X – The X rod’s fast action taper built with our KonneticHD Technology delivers greater blank recovery and a crisper tip stop - creating tighter, more efficient loops throughout all ranges of casting styles. This taper allows you to dig deeper into the rod and access the lower sections, shifting power closer to the angler. Decreased lateral and medial movement and vibrations in the blank result in a more accurate and efficient presentation, resulting in a performance driven, forgiving fast action blank - refining the synergy between angler, rod, line, and fly.

Igniter – The most demanding conditions require a different kind of tool. Strong head wind? Fish at distance? Bulky rigs? Heavy sink-tips? The IGNITER is tuned to handle the most technical of conditions. Not a rod for the everyday angler, the IGNITER is equipped with a high line speed taper to carry large amounts of line at distance with wind cutting performance. Perfect for streamer fishing with heavy sink tips or covering big water when conditions turn south. If you bring the will, the IGNITER will supply the way.

Salt HD – From calm flats to open seas, the opportunities range dramatically. To put your best foot forward in high stakes fishing, you need a tool built for the exacting conditions of every unique fishery. The SALT HD lineup of rods are constructed differently - each with purpose. The fast-moving inhabitants of the salt require anglers to make quick shots and even quicker second shots. With the introduction of KonneticHD Technology, the SALT HD puts situational tools in hand to increase your odds of success. Allowing you to reach further, quicker, more delicately, and providing you with the power to make your angling dreams, lasting memories.

Trout Spey – Featuring KonneticHD technology and a new fast action, the TROUT SPEY HD series of rods bring ease to lightweight spey techniques. Five rods from 10’3” to 11’3” excel with a variety of spey lines that are currently offered in 175-350gr sizes. The TROUT SPEY HD rods are primarily designed for spey casting as opposed to Switch rod style actions previously captured within Sage's Trout Spey category, and features an action designed for skagit and scandi style casting techniques with trout appropriate sized flies. Undeniably Trout Focused, Undeniably Fun.

ESN – The new ESN was designed specifically for Europeanstyle nymphing techniques developed to maximize catch rates. Built with a KonneticHD backbone, the ESN allows anglers to experience unmatched blank recovery, increased sensitivity, reduced weight-in-hand, and superior shock absorption to better hold fish. The refined medium action has been designed with a variety of long and short line techniques and situations in mind, allowing you to confidently work any stretch of river. From small creeks to big rivers, the ESN is as dynamic as the water.

Sense – The action of the SENSE starts with a soft tip for increased effectiveness in working precise nymph rigs and protecting fine tippets, giving greater control of these lighter fishing elements than standard fast action / multi-application rods. Once engaged, the tip absorbs shock and prevents “bounce” that might otherwise break off such fine tippets. Moving down the blank, the soft tip gives way to a stout butt section allowing anglers to fight and control fish with quick hooksets and minimal recoil, keeping the line tight throughout the entire fight, with plenty of backbone to muscle the mightiest of trout to the net.

Pulse – Designed from scratch by our world-class R&D team and tested on the water around the globe, the PULSE is Sage’s multi-application/fast action family of Fly Rods built with our Graphite IIIe backbone. Graphite IIIe technology ensures power and durability, providing fast action performance and a connected feel. Handcrafted right here on Bainbridge Island and finished with custom-designed componentry and eye-catching cosmetic details, the PULSE will be your workhorse Fly Rod with show horse looks.

Foundation - Equipped with a high-performance blank (Graphite IIIe), the FOUNDATION has a fast action providing excellent casting power and effortless control. It’s the very foundation of what defines a Sage rod – Performance - taking your game to another level. Whether you are a guide on the Madison or exploring your backyard waters, the FOUNDATION series delivers the signature Sage feel. For over 35 years we’ve built performance rods one at a time on Bainbridge Island, WA. The same 27 sets of skilled hands that craft all Sage rods construct the FOUNDATION.

Have product questions or need help choosing the best Sage Fly Rod to suit your needs? Our Pro Staff of fly fishing experts is here to help you find the perfect Sage Rod to maximize your success and enjoyment on the water!

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