The Sage R8 Core 990-4 fly rod outfit includes the award winning R8 Core fly rod, the beautiful Sage Spectrum LT silver pine fly reel, a RIO Grand 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 9wt 9'0" Fly Rod is the best model for heavy freshwater like steelhead or salmon but will easily handle the perfect model for bonefish, permit, or smaller redfish. The 9wt is truly the most versatile saltwater model that you can incorporate to you collection. It can handle a vast number of species perfectly. The 9wt 9'0" R8 Core won the 2022 International Fly Tackle Dealer Award for Best Saltwater Rod.
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 9/10 FLY REEL (Silver Pine color matches Sage R8 rod)
The Sage Spectrum LT 9/10 Reel is Sage’s response to the need for an ultralight, all-purpose reel for freshwater trout and bass. The Spectrum LT 9/10 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
Weight: 7 1/8oz
Diameter: 4 3/8”
Width: 1 1/2”
Capacity: WF10 200yds/30lb
NEW! RIO PREMIER GRAND LINE
The RIO Grand is a full line size heavier than the industry standard, and features more weight distributed towards the front of the line to easily load faster action fly rods. Built with a short head that is easy to cast, this line is also an excellent choice for novice casters who need a little more "feel" when casting. We have enhanced the performance of this wonderful trout line by building it with SlickCast - RIO's proprietary coating technology. SlickCast creates 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. The RIO Grand is the best choice of line for the modern, fast action fly rod.