It might be salmonflies in spring, tricos in July, or midges the size of a pinhead on the shortest day of the year. Trout season is more a state of mind than a collection of days on the calendar. Take that state of mind down to the river with a handful of flies and a bit of creativity, and you just might be surprised how generous trout season can actually be.
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.
The ARBOR XL is built for taming fast fish that are as likely to come straight at you as they are to run away – be it a Henry’s Fork rainbow, a South Andros bonefish, a chrome bright Bristol Bay silver, or anything in between.
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. This is fishing that rewards loud, splashy presentations, because when the water hits 70 degrees, loud and splashy means dinner time.
TECHNICAL CONDITIONS / ULTRA-FAST ACTION
The most demanding conditions require a different kind of tool. Strong head wind? Fish at distance? Bulky rigs? Heavy sink-tips? The IGNITER is tuned to handle the most technical of conditions. Not a rod for the everyday angler, the IGNITER is equipped with a high line speed taper to carry large amounts of line at distance with wind cutting performance. Perfect for streamer fishing with heavy sink tips or covering big water when conditions turn south. If you bring the will, the IGNITER will supply the way.
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.