If necessity is the mother of invention, preparation is the crazy uncle of late-season trout-fishing nirvana. From the weather to the water, from the bugs to the fish, you never know what you’re gonna get. Now’s the time to bring a bit of everything, just in case.
You left in a rush this morning, knowing that the intersection of time and tide would only leave the porch light on for you for so long. The motor is up, your line stripped out and stretched. This time, you’ve given yourself hours to hurry up and wait, and you can hardly wait to see those copper fish cruising.
For a long time, that casting Zen of spey was the special purview of salmon and steelhead bums, but fortunately someone came to the brilliant realization that trout will eat flies cast with a spey rod, too. Read more to dial in your perfect Trout Spey setup.
Deerhair splashing through lily pads. Crayfish bumping and rattling along stony drop-offs. Streamers the size of your forearm slinking through shallow weed beds. Though warmwater fly fishing may at times require finesse, it’s about as far from subtle as one can get with a fly rod, and that’s exactly the point.
MULTI-APPLICATION / FAST ACTION
R8 Core is a rod family focused on maximum versatility and applies new revolutionary material technology through our forward thinking lens of what we’re seeing out on the water where one rod needs to show even greater range. At its Core, R8 Core traces a direct lineage to Sage’s multi application vision, one shaped by the fishing evolutions happening all around us—from habitats we stalk and waters we frequent, to the flies we fish and the diversity of species we now target.
Saltwater reels built to cover the entire spectrum of fly fishing applications from Bonefish to Marlin and anything in-between. Just select desired line weight and feature set for your application._
At Sage, craftsmanship is our people. We’re not a big faceless factory, but rather a workplace of craftspeople who design and build the world’s best fly rods and reels using our hands and hearts. We do it by sharing ideas and always asking the next question to find what can be done to make this better. Our rods are built one at time right here on Bainbridge Island, WA, following hundreds of meticulous steps and passing through 23 sets of hands. Our reels are also designed right here, and then precision-crafted with exclusive USA carbon to tolerance only Sage can deliver. We’re out there fishing the same places in the same unforgiving conditions that you are. Craftsmanship is applied experience. Lifetimes of it.