They are smooth loaders with tapers and actions generally only found on much more expensive rods . A Flight Series Fly Rod from Sage is a serious fishing tool you can trust to get the job done so you can focus on fishing and enjoying your time on the water.
This begs the question “Why choose Sage Rods?”
Founded in 1980 by legendary rod designer Don Green, Sage was created with one idea in mind – to build the world’s finest performance fly rods . Using world-class materials and years of experience gained while working with Fenwick and Grizzly rod companies, Don revolutionized the fly fishing world.
While I was writing we ran into the question “Are old sage ll rods worth anything?”.
You see, My Spanish is muy malo but older Sage LL rods in good condition are worth mucho dinero !, and muchas gracias! I’ve just bought another new Sage rod, a DS 1090 Graphite II #10 line 9’0 2 piece.
When did Sage Fly rods come out?
This was the first major series of fly rods that Sage released in 1982 and they quickly became the most talked about fly rods in the world. The design of Sage was set. Next came the distribution. When Sage began, Bruce Kirschner (formerly of K2 Skis) joined Don as a partner in the company, bringing with him years of specialty retailing experience.
I found the answer is in 1986 Sage brought to the marketplace the first series of fly rods built specifically for the special challenges of the saltwater angler -the legendary RPLX fly rods. Built for line weights 8-12, these rods almost instantly became the standard of modern saltwater angling experience.
Back in 1982, the Sage graphite rod company made fiberglass fly rods By Brian K. Shaffer, January 22 in General Flyfishing Topics.
One more query we ran across in our research was “What is Sage’s flight series Rod?”.
This is what our research found. sage’s amazing Flight Series rods are sold separately or in line weights 4-6, 8 and 9 as part of a complete, perfectly designed fly fishing outfit, including a Sage 1800 Series reel, RIO floating line, backing and leader, as well as a protective rod/reel case.
What is the best fiberglass fly rod?
The rod’s action is medium-fast (that is in fiberglass standards) which still makes it a “slow” rod in graphite standards. The Echo Glass River features alignment dots and comes with a very sturdy rod tube. In recent years Epic has become one of the leading brands in fiberglass fly rods.
Where are sage fly rods made?
The quest to find American made fishing gear is almost as challenging as finding the fish themselves. Fortunately, Sage has been manufacturing high quality fly fishing rods out of Bainbridge Island in Washington (across the water from Seattle) since 1980.
Where are Sage Fly rods made?
, hi steve Sage ships fly rods all over the world from their operation in Bainbridge Island, Wa, USA . Your rod was probably part of a shipment sold to a Sage distributor in Japan. Other than marked “Nippon,” I doubt it is any different than the standard rods. The Sage GIII LL rods were made between 1985-1997.
Moreover, who makes Sage Rods?
I can find out! thanks…RB Founded in 1980 by legendary rod designer Don Green , Sage was created with one idea in mind – to build the world’s finest performance fly rods. Using world-class materials and years of experience gained while working with Fenwick and Grizzly rod companies, Don revolutionized the fly fishing world.
Fortunately, Sage has been manufacturing high quality fly fishing rods out of Bainbridge Island in Washington (across the water from Seattle) since 1980. Sage offers a wide variety of handmade fly fishing rods for use in both freshwater and saltwater that will be able to withstand the fight of a small sunfish up to a trophy sized tuna.
What does “X” mean on a sage GFL rod?
Not sure what the “X” designation means with this rod. GFL stands for “ graphite fly rod ” according to info in the fly fishing forum link below. Sage has made many, many improvements in their fly rods over the last 40 years since this rod was introduced.