OVERVIEW

R8 Core is focused on maximum versatility and applies new revolutionary R8 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 / fast action 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. Coming in a range from 3wt to 9wt, with a variety of lengths from 8'6" to 10'0", there's sure to be a model to fit the core needs of every freshwater angler.



R8 CORE

DETAILS

Revolution 8 Technology

Silver Pine blank color

Slate primary thread wraps with graduated White and Grey trim

Fuji ceramic stripper guides with hard chromed snake guides and tip-top

Laser etched line weight on slide band

Black rod bag with new quick-tie cord lock for faster, easier, and cleaner storage

Aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion

3WT - 6WT

Premium Flor grade snub-nose half-wells cork handle

Sustainable Ziricote wood insert with anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat

5WT - 9WT

Premium Flor grade full-wells cork handle with cork/EVA fighting butt

Gunmetal anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat

Integrated hidden hook keeper in reel seat

BEHIND THE R8

MAXIMIZED VERSATILITY

MADE TO FISH, NOT JUST CAST



SHAPING 8 REVOLUTIONS IN HOW WE FISH

R8 TECHNOLOGY

The advanced, leading-edge material behind R8 enables us to shape a rod with a stiffer, stronger backbone but a more sensitive tip and more connected feel. The secret is twofold. First, a proprietary aerospace composite with a greater hoop strength enables us to dimensionally grow taper diameter more quickly from the tip—while a nano-sintered resin application increases axial resilience and allows us to pack more fiber into the blank, resulting in that true two-way connection from hand to fly and back for greater feel, flow and control.

MADE IN THE USA

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. We’re out there fishing the same places in the same unforgiving conditions that you are. Craftsmanship is applied experience. Lifetimes of it.