The Sage R8 Core 790-4 fly rod outfit includes the award winning R8 Core fly rod, the beautiful Sage Spectrum LT silver pine fly reel, a RIO Perception WF floating fly line, Dacron backing, RIO Tapered Leader, and gorgeous white Sage aluminum rod tube and rod sock. All Sage R8 Core Fly Rod Outfits are shipped professionally loaded and ready to fish...just tie on a fly!
The Sage R8 Core 7wt 9'0" Fly rod is the finest freshwater streamer fly rod that will also find the perfect home as an ultralight saltwater flats rod. When the wind is a little light on the flats or you are throwing a full sinking line with an articulated streamer, the 7wt 9'0" Sage R8 rod will get the job done. An absolute cannon at mid- to long ranges, this stick will be a favorite among bass, bonefish, and redfish anglers.
The R8 Core features a new pattern of woven carbon fiber that allowed Sage to impart more of their proprietary resin into the blank. The result of this new pattern means that the rod is stronger farther up the blank than competitors. The combination of the new carbon fiber pattern and more resin makes the rod incredibly light in hand while not sacrificing any strength in the top 1/3rd of the rod. The new Revolution 8 Technology makes the R8 one of the most technologically advanced rods on the market. The R8 is finished with a dark olive blank, grey primary guide wraps with a handsome gradient grey-to-white tipping.
Revolution 8 Technology
Silver Pine blank color
Slate primary thread wraps with graduated White and Grey trim
Fuji ceramic stripper guides with hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
Black rod bag with new cord lock for quicker, easier, and cleaner storage
Aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion
Sustainable Ziricote wood insert with anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat
SAGE SPECTRUM LT 7/8 FLY REEL (Silver Pine color matches Sage R8 rod)
The Sage Spectrum LT 7/8 Reel is Sage’s response to the need for an ultralight, all-purpose reel for freshwater trout and bass. The Spectrum LT 7/8 Reel gives you unprecedented control over your rig by being exceedingly light weight to perfectly balance with your rod while utilizing Sage’s SCS drag system to manage anything at the end of your line.
The Spectrum LT reel brings a sophisticated, high-performance drag system to an ultralight rigid frame. The One Revolution Drag Knob offers quick and precise settings and provides the kind of power and smoothness found in traditional drag systems, without the bulk or weight. Built around Sage’s Sealed Carbon System (SCS), the smooth engagement and consistent, dependable, and repeatable pressure, allows you to fish with confidence knowing your tippet is protected. The SCS drag uses US made carbon to easily handle high pressure and quickly dissipates kinetic energy into thermal energy and the entire system is sealed to keep out water, sand, grit, and salt.
One revolution drag knob with 40 numbered settings
Large arbor for fast line pick-up
Concave arbor for greater strength and capacity
Easy conversion from left- to right-hand retrieve
Fully machined 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum
Cold forged and tempered for superior strength and rigidity
Hard anodized for surface protection and corrosion resistance
Width: 1 3/8”
Capacity: WF8 200yds/20lb
NEW! RIO ELITE PERCEPTION FLY LINE
The Elite RIO Perception is an easy casting, general purpose fly line that casts nymphs, dry flies, streamers and soft hackles with ease. The short head makes this a particularly good line on smaller rivers and lakes when long distance line control is not necessary. This line is built with RIO's low-stretch ConnectCore Plus, resulting in exceptionally smooth, durable fly lines, with the added benefits of incredible levels of sensitivity when casting and fishing, and providing enhanced detection of takes, faster hook sets, and far greater control when playing a fish. In addition, this line is built with SlickCast, RIO's proprietary coating technology, creating the slickest, most durable fly lines on the market. Lab tests show that lines built with SlickCast have the least amount of friction ever measured in a fly line.
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