Sage Fly Fishing Gear Review
Sage fly fishing gear screams performance. Each piece of equipment from Sage is expertly designed, rigorously tested, and painstakingly crafted with an optimal angling experience in mind. In fact, Sage came up with its own term to describe the ultimate goal of its business: “maximum fish-ability.” Whether it’s with one of Sage’s world famous fly rods, an aerospace grade fly reel from the best reel design team in the industry, or an ultra slick fly line from the guys and gals in Bainbridge Island, WA, you can bet your time on the water will be time well spent. For the very best in today’s angling gear, don’t waste any more time, choose Sage.
SAGE FLY RODS
Sage Fly Rods have quickly become the standard by which the modern fly rod is measured. Anglers from all corners of the globe speak of the “magic” of a Sage fly rod. Whether it’s truly magical or just good old fashioned design and manufacturing, a Sage fly rod just seems to cast tighter loops, generate higher line speed, and make a day on the water more fun! If you want to make a better mend, carve a riffle, work some nice pocket water, or blast a cast on a favorite saltwater flat, Sage has a top quality, handmade fly rod to fit squarely in your fly fishing arsenal.
SAGE FLY REELS
Sage, known as the top producer of world class fly rods, has made a serious splash with an impressive offering of line of 8 different reel series. These days, fly anglers looking to Sage for the very best in fly fishing reels have access to a fantastic selection of reels in all fishing categories and at all price points. With 25 different reels to choose from, there’s a little bit of everything; from race car designs with heavy duty drag systems to durable, yet lightweight frames and spools across the board, Sage has perfected the high performance fly reel and continues to offer the “fisha-bility” that customers have come to expect from the guys and gals who proudly call Bainbridge Island home.
Sage FRESHWATER OUTFITS
What makes a good fly fishing outfit? First and foremost, the fly fishing outfit should be functional. There’s nothing worse than stalking the species of the day and finding out that you are unprepared for your pursuit. We have developed our freshwater fly fishing combos to match the situations, techniques, conditions, and species found all over the world. The Sage Elite fly outfits are designed with the finest rods, reels and lines Sage has to offer. Our experience has proven to us that Sage’s premium fly rods are the finest on the market and will make your casting and fishing easier. For those who are just beginning, or the cost conscious angler, we offer the Quality and Introductory Fly Fishing Combos. Sage’s value-priced models, the Flight and the Launch, highlight these fly fishing outfits. These outfits can be modified for more specific applications, so please feel free to contact us with any questions.
|Sage FRESHWATER OUTFITS – Product Name||Price Range|
|Sage Elite Fly Rod Package Ultra Light TXL, 000wt||7′ 10″ in length for trout on the calmest, clearest waters. ‘000’ Ultra-light line for small flies on fine tippet. An outfit for extreme accuracy and fun on small streams and ponds .||$1,000-$1,200|
|Sage: Elite Fly Rod Package Ultra Light TXL, 000wt||The ultimate spring creek fly fishing package. This brilliant little 000-weight outfit is perfect for light trout and panfish on the fly.||$800-$1,000|
|Sage: Elite Fly Rod Package Trout, 590-4||The bread and butter weight and length for all-around trout fly fishing. This fantastic outfit gets the job done from Patagonia to New Zealand — in style.||$1,000-$1,200|
|Sage: Elite Fly Rod Package Heavy Trout, 796-4||The top shelf 7-weight fly fishing outfit for casting big streamers and nymphs to 20+ inch trout. Catch you on the Big Horn this season!||$1,400-$1,500|
|Sage Elite Bass Fly Rod Package: 330gr 7′ 11″||Sage Bass Outfit with a custom matched floating line and saltwater-tough Sage 3400D Reel. Very powerful for casting big flies and pulling fish out of cover. Great for all Bass, including giant Peacock Bass, Pike, Snook and smaller Tarpon.||$800-$900|
|Sage: Elite Fly Rod Package Big Game, 890-4||When big game beckons, reach for this top-of-the-line outfit. Anchored by the dynamic duo or an 8-weight Z-Axis rod and a brand new 6080 Drag reel, this package can’t be beat. An excellent choice for big steelhead, Atlantic salmon, and bonefish.||$1,400-$1,500|
|Sage: Elite Fly Rod Package Steelhead, 8100-4||The most versatile big fish outfit. This 10-foot 8-weight package combines long casts with delicate delivery. Steelhead, Salmon, Bonefish, Bass and Snook. A great length for big water and big flies.||$1,400-$1,500|
|Sage Intro Bass Fly Rod Package: 330gr 7′ 11″||Sage Introduction Bass Outfit with a custom matched floating line and Sage large arbor 1880 aluminum reel. Short 7’11”, yet very powerful rod for casting big flies and pulling fish out of cover. Great for all Bass, including giant Peacock Bass and Pike.||$450-$550|
|Sage-Fly Fishing Combo Light Trout, 4wt, 9 foot||Spring creek, light trout outfit at affordable price. 9 ft #4 weight rod. Sage large arbor fly reel, RIO floating line, backing, leader, protective rod/reel case.||$450-$550|
|Sage-Fly Fishing Combo Eastern Trout, 5wt, 8.5 foot||Eastern U.S. favorite. #5 outfit for all-around trout fishing. Fast action, 8′ 6″ Sage Flight Rod, Large Arbor aluminum reel, and floating RIO line.||$450-$550|
|Sage-Fly Fishing Combo Trout Flight||Western U. S., and all-around favorite quality trout outfit. Versatile for most situations. 9 ft, 4-piece, #5 weight Flight Rod, hi-tech reel, quality floating line.||$450-$550|
|Sage-Fly Fishing Combo Heavy Trout, 6wt, 9 foot||#6 quality outfit, more powerful for bigger trout, bigger rivers, and wind. Great for smallmouth, too. 9 ft rod, reel, line, backing, case.||$450-$550|
|Sage-Fly Fishing Combo Big Game, 8wt, 9 foot||#8 outfit, most popular for larger species; steelhead, striper, black bass, and bonefish. 4-piece Flight Fly Rod w/ Sage 1880 large arbor Reel and RIO Fly Line.||$450-$550|
|Sage-Fly Fishing Combo Trophy, 9wt, 9 foot||Nine weight, powerful fish outfit; big steelhead and striper, salmon, permit, jacks, small tarpon, peacock bass and blues. Sage 1880 Reel and RIO floating fly line.||$450-$550|
SAGE FLY LINES
Sage Fly Fishing Hats
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Sage Fly Fishing Gift Idea
Not everyone in the world fly fishes. Yes, it’s true, sadly… but we here at Outdoorsmen Reviews know, perhaps better than anyone, that this can be a hard fact to wrap one’s head around sometimes. We often would like to pretend otherwise, not just so that we’d have more in common with other people, but also so that when we go shopping for gifts for these people, we can do it in a fly shop! Well, now even if the person you’re shopping for is a non-angler, you can do just that! Maybe your best friend is one with four legs; well we have the gift for them as well. From fly fishing journals to dog beds to our logo hats, when you need a little special something click into our gift pages. We think you’ll be glad you did. And while you’re at it, no harm in doing a little shopping for yourself, right? Ha ha…
|Product Name||Price Range|
|Sage: Xi3 Rod Tube Humidor Xi3 Rod Tube Humidor, Blue||Classy, and highly functional Sage Rod Tube Humidor in Xi3 Pacific Blue.
SAGE FLY FISHING GEAR – BRAND REVIEW
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Outdoorsmen Reivews on SAGE
Sage has been as committed to performance and innovation as any fly rod manufacturer in the world. Their dedication to research and development has produced some of the finest fly fishing rods ever conceived. Models like the XP and RPLX helped put Sage in a class reserved for only the best manufacturers. And many argue models like the TCX and now the Z-Axis have sent more than a few companies scurrying to catch up.
Sage, under the guise of company founder Don Green, has been pushing the envelope with state of the art materials from the moment the company opened it’s doors in 1980. Sage was the first company to incorporate the use of IM6 (Graphite II) graphite in their fly rods. Through out the years Sage’s use of graphite evolved, from graphite II and then to graphite III, and finally graphite IV. Today, all their high-end rods contain Graphite IIIe, a blend of both graphite III and IV. To date, graphite IIIe has the highest strength to weight ratio on the market. From the outset, the company’s goal has been to create rods that generate high line speeds. As thousands of Sage owners will attest, the design of their rods enables the fisherman to have extraordinary line control. Casting a Sage fly rod means placing your fly where you want it, not where you hope it goes.