Sage Offers Anglers More Options with New Fly Rod Models April 1, 2013 (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) – Fly fishing industry leader, Sage Manufacturing introduces several new fly rods offering anglers a wider range of tools for a multitude of fishing scenarios. The new rods include an addition to the European Style Nymphing (ESN) family, a 9-foot 12-weight single hand ONE rod, two new 6-piece spey rods within the ONE rod series and two new specialty rods built to target pike and musky.
Sage’s ESN family currently has four rods each measuring ten feet in length. The new 3-weight rod reaches 11 feet to give competition anglers and recreational Euro-style nymph anglers a more effective fishing tool in situations where added reach is required. It also features a mini fighting butt providing leverage and rod balance against the angler’s forearm while high-sticking. Retailing at $695, this rod will be available at participating retailers starting April 1st.
For anglers chasing pike and musky, Sage offers two new fast-action rods in the specialty category. The PIKE rod is a 9-foot 10-weight, and the MUSKY version is a 9-foot 11-weight. Sporting the same cosmetics as Sage’s popular BASS II series, these fast-action rods have extended fighting butts and oversized stripping guides and tip tops. Each model comes with either a RIO Products Pike or Musky WF F/I line and will retail for $595 with an availability date of April 1st.
A new addition to the ONE rod family is the 1290-4, a 9-foot 12-weight rod with enough backbone for targeting species like tuna, giant tarpon and sailfish. The new 12-weight will be available on April 1st and retails for $795.
Further additions to the ONE series include two 6-piece spey models incorporating the same technology and cosmetics as the rest of the line. A 13-foot 6 inch 7-weight and a 14-foot 9-weight will join this family as more travel friendly 6-piece versions. These two models provide traveling anglers more versatility, covering numerous casting and fishing styles for steelhead and salmon. Available May 1st, retail for the 7-weight is $1200 and $1275 for the 9-weight.