Overview

SPEY R8

By utilizing our proprietary Revolution 8 graphite, SPEY R8 rods heighten the smooth transfer of energy throughout the three key components of the Spey cast, allowing anglers to effectively Lift line off the water, Load the rod sufficiently, and Deliver the fly to the target. Casts become instinctive and consistent. Simultaneously, we Fine-Tuned rod models and actions to match the vast array of Spey situations found around the globe. The result is a Spey Casting Synergy that’s enjoyable and approaching effortless. Be it steelhead, Atlantic salmon, king salmon, or sea-run brown trout; Skagit, Scandi or Traditional lines; SPEY R8 rods capitalize on each cast, increasing the likelihood of the almighty moment that we all are devoted to.

SWITCH ACTION

When tenuous wading and compromised space for D-Loops call for situational and creative Spey casts, Switch rods are ideal - often essential - tools. The SPEY R8 Switch rods are built for Spey casting in the closest of quarters, where maximum distance isn’t required but getting the fly to turnover and into the zone is critical. Efficient, capable, and dynamic, these models pack a punch and allow anglers to alter their cast and change approaches according to the surroundings. Despite their shorter length of 11’6”, they cast both Skagit and Scandi lines to necessary and even surprising distances. In core sizes of 7- and 8-weight, they’re scaled to match a variety of species from trout to salmon and steelhead.

DETAILS

  • Revolution 8 Technology
  • Ale Blank Color
  • Grey Primary Thread Wraps w/ Gold & Black Trim Wraps
  • Fuji K-Series “Tangle Free” Stripping Guides
  • Hard Chrome Snake Guides & Tip Top
  • Aluminum Down-Locking Reel Seat (Up-Locking for Switch) w/ Walnut Insert
  • Laser Etched Sage Logo on Slide Band
  • Super-Plus Grade Cork Handle & Rear Grip w/ Composite Cork Trim Rings
  • Black Rod Bag w/ Gold Sage Logo & Ale Colored Model Tag
  • Low Light Bronze Aluminum Tube w/ Granite Tube Cap & Gold Matte Black Sage Medallion
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SHAPING 8 REVOLUTIONS IN HOW WE FISH

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.

SPEY R8 7116-4 - All Models

ModelLine SizeRod LengthHandleColorPiecesPhysical WeightSKU
SPEY R8 5126-45WT12' 6"12" Fore Grip/4.5" Rear GripAle45 15/16oz2058-5126-4
SPEY R8 6130-46WT13'13" Fore Grip/5" Rear GripAle46 7/8oz2058-6130-4
SPEY R8 7116-47WT11' 6'11" Fore Grip/ 4" Rear GripAle45 5/8oz2058-7116-4
SPEY R8 7126-47WT12' 6"12" Fore Grip/4.5" Rear GripAle46 3/4oz2058-7126-4
SPEY R8 7130-47WT13'13" Fore Grip/5" Rear GripAle47 1/16oz2058-7130-4
SPEY R8 7136-47WT12' 6"13" Fore Grip/5" Rear GripAle47 1/4oz2058-7136-4
SPEY R8 8116-48WT11' 6'11" Fore Grip/ 4" Rear GripAle45 3/4oz2058-8116-4
SPEY R8 8126-48WT12' 6"12" Fore Grip/4.5" Rear GripAle47 1/16oz2058-8126-4
SPEY R8 8130-48WT13'13" Fore Grip/5" Rear GripAle47 1/4oz2058-8130-4
SPEY R8 8136-48WT13' 6"13" Fore Grip/5" Rear GripAle47 5/8oz2058-8136-4
SPEY R8 9130-49WT13'14" Fore Grip/5" Rear GripAle47-7/8oz2058-9130-4
SPEY R8 9140-69WT11' 6'14" Fore Grip/5" Rear GripAle68 11/32oz2058-9140-6
SPEY R8 10150-410WT15'15" Fore Grip/5" Rear GripAle410 1/16oz2058-10150-4
SPEY R8 7116-4
$1,300.00

Our most popular switch rod, the 7116 is extremely versatile, light in hand, and able to cast both Skagit and Scandi lines from the tightest of quarters. This rod is suitable for most steelhead fisheries and smaller Pacific salmon.

ACTION: Switch

APPLICATION: All-Around Switch - Tight Quarters Baby Spey - Summer & Winter Steelhead

FISHERY: Coastal Pacific Northwest, Tight Quarters Desert Fisheries

TARGET LINES: Skagit 450-500 / Scandi 400-450 / Rec Skagit 475 Skagit Max Power / Rec Scandi 440 Scandi Launch

SPEY R8

By utilizing our proprietary Revolution 8 graphite, SPEY R8 rods heighten the smooth transfer of energy throughout the three key components of the Spey cast, allowing anglers to effectively Lift line off the water, Load the rod sufficiently, and Deliver the fly to the target. Casts become instinctive and consistent. Simultaneously, we Fine-Tuned rod models and actions to match the vast array of Spey situations found around the globe. The result is a Spey Casting Synergy that’s enjoyable and approaching effortless. Be it steelhead, Atlantic salmon, king salmon, or sea-run brown trout; Skagit, Scandi or Traditional lines; SPEY R8 rods capitalize on each cast, increasing the likelihood of the almighty moment that we all are devoted to.

SWITCH ACTION

When tenuous wading and compromised space for D-Loops call for situational and creative Spey casts, Switch rods are ideal - often essential - tools. The SPEY R8 Switch rods are built for Spey casting in the closest of quarters, where maximum distance isn’t required but getting the fly to turnover and into the zone is critical. Efficient, capable, and dynamic, these models pack a punch and allow anglers to alter their cast and change approaches according to the surroundings. Despite their shorter length of 11’6”, they cast both Skagit and Scandi lines to necessary and even surprising distances. In core sizes of 7- and 8-weight, they’re scaled to match a variety of species from trout to salmon and steelhead.