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 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
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
The CRUX rod offers our all new Line Speed Taper, for confident short to mid-range delivery of flies and effortless extreme distance casting. Combined with the introduction of the Angled Key Grip, a denser pre-compressed cork material designed to increase durability and reduce hand fatigue, we think the all new CRUX is the best rod we’ve ever built.
All-new Line Speed Taper for extreme distance casting and effortless short to mid-range delivery of flies
Increased connectivity between the tip, middle, and lower sections for an all-around superior feel
Stiffer tip designed to reduce tip vibrations
Fine diameter blanks throughout range to reduce resistance and increase rod recovery speed
Denser pre-compressed cork material on Angled Key Grip increases durability and sensitivity, while reducing hand fatigue
Angled Key Grip promotes the most versatile and productive casting grip the extended finger grip
Lightweight guides and minimal rod wraps to increase recovery for high line speed gains
Fully anodized aluminium reel seat with in-built hook keepers
Reel seat features double anodized high-quality design detailing with enlarged fixed reel foot hood with line identification
Premium metallic olive matte finish
Section alignment dots for easy and correct assembly of rod guides
Fully protected cordura rod tube with dividers
The Predator is the ultimate fly rod for big flies, heavy lines, and aggressive-fighting fish
It features a powerful, intuitive fast action that commands enough power to combat big gamefish and pick up and cast today’s heavy lines and massive flies. Its action is designed to perform in both freshwater and saltwater scenarios, and all components are saltwater-ready. The Predator family encompasses models ranging from spooky-bonefish duty 5-weights to big-game ready 16 weights, including unique specialty models like a 7’10” 8-weight and dedicated PIKE and MUSKY models with extended fighting butts for boatside figure-eights.
Intuitive fast action
Dialed in-hand balance for lightweight feel and responsive casting
Anodized machined aluminum reel seat, ideal for all water conditions
Laser-etched model reference on reel seat for quick rod identification
Section tips epoxy coated to prevent sticking
Includes species-specific PIKE and MUSKY models
Aluminum oxide stripping guides with ceramic inserts and hard wire anodized snake guides for durability
Alignment dots for easy rod setup
Durable cordura rod tube with built in rod dividers
New 12, 14, and 16-weight models for 2018
If you ask around, the ideal saltwater rod is one that will help you hit your target with the minimum number of false casts. When targeting flats fish, things happen quickly and usually in the 40 to 60 foot “kill zone.” Everything about an ECHO PRIME rod has been optimized to help you succeed in the zone.
Designed for casting “real world” distances in most saltwater environments
Improved accuracy and efficiency with the new Dual Zone handle
Big game fisheries require a rod that can handle the big stuff. Whether it’s casting chicken-sized muskie flies, fighting heavy winds, or dealing with the fury of a GT, the EPR has delivered.