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Sage R8 CORE Fly Rod
Sage R8 CORE Fly Rod
Sage R8 CORE Fly Rod
Sage R8 CORE Fly Rod
Sage R8 CORE Fly Rod
Sage R8 CORE Fly Rod
Sage R8 CORE Fly Rod
Sage R8 CORE Fly Rod
Sage R8 CORE Fly Rod
Sage R8 CORE Fly Rod
Sage R8 CORE Fly Rod
Sage R8 CORE Fly Rod
Sage R8 CORE Fly Rod
Sage R8 CORE Fly Rod
Sage R8 CORE Fly Rod
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Sage R8 CORE Fly Rod

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The Sage R8 Core Fly Rod is focused on maximum versatility and applies revolutionary technology through Sage's forward-thinking lens.

Sage R8 Core

Finding that state of fishing in the moment, where instinct and experience bring us to an almost zen-like awareness of each subtle motion and movement—that’s what R8 is all about. It’s not a race or a competition, but a state we all aim to reach out on the water.

If it were just about catching more fish, we’d be out there with a spinning rod. We flyfish for the challenge, for the difficulty, for the constant lifelong process of learning and mastering every single detail. Whether it’s the mental chess of matching the hatch, the headspace of reading the water or the instinct putting a fly in exactly the right spot—our best days emerge when our mind is right. It always seems that when we’re not thinking about it is precisely when our fishing mind takes over—where every single moment feels almost automatic or instinctual. With immediate feedback from tip to hand, the Sage R8 is designed to facilitate that higher state of mental flow and focus when small decisions, thoughts and actions line up effortlessly.

At its core, the 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.

Features
  • More progressive dimensional taper creates both a stronger, stiffer backbone and a more heightened feel all the way to the tip of the rod
  • Elongated energy transfer shifts the sweet spot closer to the hand creating a more natural extension of your arm for greater range, quicker reactivity and less wasted effort..
  • Amplified two-way feedback loop due to our new axial fiber formulation allows you to feel when the power needs to be applied throughout the cast, presentation and when applying the appropriate pressure to fish.
  • With feel that extends to the smallest dry flies, R8 provides the touch to deliver efficient mends with intention and precision.
  • From subtle sips to streamer strikes, the amplified sensitvity of R8 enables fine nibble feel that triggers instant, instinctual reaction for trout sets or strip sets.
  • With a fish on, R8’s revolutionary fusion of stronger backbone yet greater feel enables you to control your fish, even from tough structure, with touch and care.
  • 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
  • Black rod bag with new quick-tie cord lock for faster, easier, and cleaner storage
  • Aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion
  • Free shipping on items over $25
  • Delivery to US, Canada, and Europe
  • Expedited delivery available. Ships immediately. Arrives in 2 days.

8' 6' 4 Wt.

  • The 486-4 is a trout lover’s rod. Light in hand and extremely accurate, it delivers small to medium size flies to picky trout and protects light tippets during battle.

9' 3 Wt.

  • For delicate presentations of small flies to average-sized trout on light tippets, the 390-4 is the tool of choice. The length gives good casting distance and line control.

9' 4 Wt.

  • A light and versatile trout rod, the 490-4 offers great line control without compromising accuracy. Best for dry flies and smaller nymphs.

9' 5 Wt.

  • Sage's most versatile and most popular rod model. The 590-4 handles trout flies of nearly any size, lines of varying densities and does so with superb feel, accuracy, and line control.

9' 6 Wt.

  • The 690-4 is a very powerful trout rod, able to cast large, heavy and wind-resistant flies long distances or into heavy winds. Great for big river trout fishing and smallmouth bass.

9' 6 Wt. with Fighting Butt

  • A fighting butt version of the 690-4FB. A streamer junkie’s favorite, this rod has enough power to cast big streamers or bass bugs all day. The 690-4FB is all-water ready with an anodized aluminum reel seat.

9' 6" 6 Wt. with Fighting Butt

  • The 696-4FB is at home on big trout rivers where streamers and nymphing rigs are the norm and features an all-water ready reel seat.

9' 7 Wt.

  • A very versatile and often-overlooked rod weight. The 790-4 is equally at home fishing streamers from a drift boat, bass fishing, or fishing for trophy trout and salmon in Alaska

Every new Sage rod, blank and Sage series reel is covered by our lifetime, original owner warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. This warranty is limited to repair and replacement of the rod, blank or reel and does not cover direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or any other type of damage resulting from the use of the product.

This warranty does not cover fire, theft, missing rod sections, intentional breakage, modification or customization of the finished rod, or damage during the assembly of a blank into a finished rod. Warranty coverage on Sage blanks does not extend to any custom work or components added to the blanks. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.

Sage reserves the right to determine whether to repair or replace any Sage Product covered by this warranty and the right to replace any discontinued models with comparable models when necessary. Colors and components may vary between original and replacement parts.

The lifetime, original owner warranty against defects in materials and workmanship applies to rods with a serial # beginning with the letter "A" and higher, including all double letters (i.e. AA, AB, and AC). Should a breakage occur outside of warranty coverage (when it’s not the result of defects in materials or workmanship) a repair can usually be made for a fee. One exception to this is the rods manufactured with a serial number Q, R, S or T. These rods carry an unconditional, original owner lifetime warranty.

PLEASE NOTE: Sage blanks are not serialized. Warranty coverage on rods built from Sage blanks is limited to the blank only.

  • Free shipping in the Domestic United States for orders over $50.
  • Shipping rate calculated upon checkout for International orders.

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