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Sage R8 Core Rods

It’s no secret that Sage designs and builds the world’s finest fly rods, each meticulously hand-crafted on Bainbridge Island, fitted with premium components, rolled with space-age carbon technology (literally), hundreds of meticulous steps, and passing through the same 23 sets of of expert craftsman hands, to deliver world-class performance on the water. The latest generation Sage R8 Core rod series incorporates this rocket science technology and is the first completely new graphite technology from Sage in over 20 years. The R8 Core rod series was also the biggest product launch the fly fishing industry has seen in decades, and looks destined to assume its rightful place as THE iconic rod series of the decade. Sage designed the R8 Core with a massive sweet spot that adapts to the angler’s casting style, intuitively throwing effortless loops. The R8 Core series will thrill any angler and fishes as well as it casts. Sage hit the ball out of the park with this versatile, caster-friendly rod that excels in any situation. You'll own the R8 Core eventually, so why not enjoy the envy of your buddies and start relishing it now?

Sage is legendary for innovating and pushing the limits of technology ever since the first Sage rod was produced by legendary rod designer Don Green in 1980. Sage is made up of craftspeople that design and build the world’s best fly rods and reels using their hands and hearts. They do it by sharing ideas and finding how to make it better. Sage rods are built one at time right here in the USA on Bainbridge Island, WA, following hundreds of meticulous steps and passing through 23 sets of hands. Pick up a new Sage rod today and experience the thrill of adventure for yourself.

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