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A precise, fast-action rod with the backbone to wrangle.
Sage's new offering of the saltwater-specific SALT Fly Rod provides anglers with the precision and power needed to land bones, tarpon, and permit all in the same day. In what Sage is calling its salt-action, the Salt fly rod boasts a fast action designed specifically for saltwater fishing along with a high line speed to make those long, and often difficult, presentations to skittish bone fish in the flats. Slightly more robust than its predecessor, the Xi3, the Salt is specifically built to stand up to big fish when you need to steer them away from a stand of mangroves and to punch heavy flies through wind while still delivering an accurate and precise presentation. Since the Salt features Sage's Konnetic Technology, you can rest assured that you'll be able to effortlessly drop your fly right where it needs to be from 50 feet out without spooking the fish. The Salt also features a burlier fighting butt, as well as heavy-duty, stealth black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat. An integrated hidden hook keeper gives you a place to secure your fly when you're on the move, and the included electric blue aluminum rod tube ensures your rod makes it to your destination intact.
- Konnetic Technology
- Salt action (fast)
- Oversized Fuji ceramic stripper guides
- Oversized hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
- Stealth black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat
- Super Plus full-wells cork handle
- Integrated hidden hook keeper in reel seat
- Black thread wraps with silver trim wraps
- Laser etched rod weight on slide band
- Electric blue powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion included
- Item #SAG000M
- Q & A
Use it in place of my spey rod
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I got this in an 8 weight and it is fantastic, I use it instead of my spey rod.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have used this on two Tarpon trips to Florida and love the feel, fast but not as stiff as the Method. Great feel and control for distance and cutting wind. And once hooked up holds up quite well to rope those big guys to the boat.
Another killer from sage
This rod is a great rod good landings high line speeds but still slower than the method and very nice to fish with.
No 6 wt? Bummer
The Sage ONE is a pretty good rod to think about trying in a six weight. The response in casting and backbone when fighting fish is definitely high quality.