The X rod’s fast action taper built with our KonneticHD Technology delivers greater blank recovery and a crisper tip stop - creating tighter, more efficient loops throughout all ranges of casting styles. This taper allows you to dig deeper into the rod and access the lower sections, shifting power closer to the angler. Decreased lateral and medial movement and vibrations in the blank result in a more accurate and efficient presentation, resulting in a performance driven, forgiving fast action blank - refining the synergy between angler, rod, line, and fly.
Black Spruce blank color
Dark Green thread wraps with Metallic Grey trim wraps
Fuji ceramic stripper guides with hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
Laser etched line weight on slide band
Black rod bag with Titanium logo and Black Spruce model tag
Evergreen powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion
Sage Trout LL
With a delicate touch and medium action, the TROUT LL family has been designed with the trout angler and dry flies in mind. Through blank taper optimization and specialized length offerings, the TROUT LL is perfected for wade fishing, closer casts, small flies, and light tippets. A relatively supple tip maximizes light tippet protection and gives way to a smooth easy-loading mid-section that increases feel and feedback throughout the casting stroke. When the hatch is on, the TROUT LL is an angler’s best friend.
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.
Long casts & line carry
Accuracy & loop control
Sage Salt HD
In the world of saltwater fishing there is a lot of water out there and with that, a lot of fish species. From calm flats to open seas, the opportunities range dramatically. To put your best foot forward in high stakes fishing, you need a tool built for the exacting conditions of every unique fishery. The SALT HD lineup of rods are constructed differently - each with purpose. The fast-moving inhabitants of the salt require anglers to make quick shots and even quicker second shots. With the introduction of KonneticHD Technology, the SALT HD puts situational tools in hand to increase your odds of success. Allowing you to reach further, quicker, more delicately, and providing you with the power to make your angling dreams, lasting memories.
More accurate and stable loop control
Increased pulling and lifting power
Larger guide set
6–7 WT: Skinny water / floating line / calm conditions / presentation quality for smaller, lighter flies
8 WT: All-around light duty / floating & sinking lines / increased fish fighting backbone / presentation quality for variety of fly sizes
9 WT: Permit / sinking lines / increased casting power for fighting wind and delivering bigger flies
10 WT: Small tarpon & big permit / increased casting power for throwing oversized air resistant fly patterns
11 WT: Tarpon / quick loading for maximum line pickup and quick shots
The small water DART features a short-range fast action for chasing wary trout in still and clear water, close quarters, or obstacle-ridden streamsides. Specifically designed to drive precise loops under the branches of a willow while still providing delicate presentations and delightful feedback to the angler. The KonneticHD materials combined with performance-friendly fast action gives fishermen the ultimate competitive advantage against highly selective trout.
Sapling Green blank color
Bronze thread wraps with Gold trim wraps
Fuji ceramic stripper guides; Ultra-Light hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
Tan rod bag with brown logo and model tag
Portobello colored powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion
Ankle-deep bonefish flats to bait balls in bluewater, the MAVERICK has been designed from the ground up with Konnetic Technology to be fine-tuned to the demanding needs of saltwater specific applications. Tailored for quick-shots and hearty fights, it’s the perfect tool for any angler stepping into the saltwater arena where speed is of the utmost importance.
690-4: Skinny water / Stealthy presentations for spooky fish
790-4: Skinny water / Stealthy presentations with added wind and fish fighting power
890-4: All-around saltwater tool and go-to bonefish rod
990-4: All-around saltwater tool for windier days and larger/heavier flies
1090-4: Fish-fighting power. Lightweight tarpon or heavy-duty permit applications
1190-4: Big flats species, lightweight offshore fishing, and go-to tarpon rod
1290-4: Big flats species and lightweight offshore fishing
1486-4: Offshore bluewater
Big fish, big fly. With a powerful but comfortable casting action, the new PAYLOAD series of rods are designed to help anglers cast those heavy lines and big flies more effectively. Whether launching an articulated streamer on the local trout stream or hunting toothy critters in the back woods anglers will notice how easy it is to hurl a heavy line and big fly with the PAYLOAD.
Tailored for casting large flies or wind resistant flies
Increased pick-up of heavy line off the water
More leverage for fighting powerful fish
689-4: Line 6+ Trout Streamers and light duty bass bugs
789-4: Line 7+ Boogle bugs to large trout streamers
889-4: Line 8+ Minnow, clousers, whistlers, poppers
989-4: Line 9+ Pike flies, large poppers, and large baitfish
1090-4: Line 10+ Pike flies up to 12"
1193-4: Line 11+ Musky flies over 12"
Designed from scratch by our world-class R&D team and tested on the water around the globe, the PULSE is Sage’s newest fast action family of fly rods. Graphite IIIe technology ensures power and durability, providing fast action performance and a connected feel. Handcrafted right here on Bainbridge Island, the PULSE is finished with custom-designed componentry and eye-catching cosmetic details. The PULSE will be your workhorse—from freshwater to saltwater, single-hand, switch, or Spey, there’s a rod in the PULSE family for every application.
Upgraded reel seat & finish
Equipped with a high-performance blank (Graphite IIIe), the FOUNDATION has a fast action providing excellent casting power and effortless control. It’s the very foundation of what defines a Sage rod – Performance - taking your game to another level. Whether you are a guide on the Madison or exploring your backyard waters, the FOUNDATION series delivers the signature Sage feel.
Whether laying down dry flies with finesse or delivering streamers to distant reaches, the SONIC family of rods provides uncompromised versatility, with a balance of power and feel. Delightfully crisp and lightweight, the SONIC has a level of performance that stands out from the crowd with a fast action taper designed to cover a wide range of fishing applications from dry fly, streamers, to nymphing - floating lines to sinking. Built on Konnetic Technology blanks, casts with the SONIC are as intuitive as they are natural - responsive in hand with excellent tracking qualities. Ready for any application the day has instore.
Dressed in a Juniper shaft color with Hardwood insert (anodized aluminum matte slate on fighting-butt models), and charcoal thread wraps that blend into the blank accents, the SONIC sports a timeless and elegant look that fits into most any fly fishing environment. Handcrafted in the USA and packaged in a premium rod bag and tube, we’ve pulled out all the stops to create a family of rods ideal for any application - any angler.
Juniper blank color
Charcoal primary thread wraps with Gunmetal trim wraps