With Revolution 8 Technology in hand, it meant now was the time to shape a dramatic advancement in saltwater rods - one that spoke to the truths of the heart and birthplace of the discipline. Welcome to the SALT R8 — More Fight, More Touch.
Born of the performance of our renowned THERMO big game bluewater reels, the Sage ENFORCER has been updated and fine-tuned for the power, reliability, and durability needs of the saltwater flats angler.
There’s nothing hatching - it’s too cold - trout are too lethargic to eat - not enough daylight... Excuses. For those willing to put in the extra work in the winter months, the miles walked are that much more rewarding, and the tugs that much sweeter. So grab your mittens, a handful of midges, a few juicy streamers, maybe even a sink tip or two. Cabin fever is indeed curable - and it starts with no excuses.
Shaping 8 revolutions in how we fish. Introducing R8 CORE, the all new premier multi- application rod family. A shift in thinking back to the roots of rhythm and awareness—where you can feel the energy transfer happening in every moment. Feel, Flow, and Complete Control.
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.