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Sage R8 CORE Single Handed Fly Rod

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The Sage R8 CORE fly rod family is focused on maximum versatility and applies revolutionary new material technology, fine-tuned by the Sage team through extensive testing on the water. The R8 CORE echoes Sage’s multi-application vision, where one family of fly rods can cover a huge range of fishing scenarios.

A progressive dimensional taper through the rod blank creates both a stiffer backbone as well as a heightened sense of feel, right up through to the rod tip. Sage's new axial fibre formulation allows for exceptional feel during the cast too, so you know exactly when to apply power and release the cast. It also gives excellent feedback while fighting a fish, enabling you to control precisely how much pressure you exert. In addition, Sage has shifted the energy transfer sweet spot closer to the hand, creating a more natural extension of your arm for greater range, quicker reactivity, and less wasted effort.

Fly Fishing Show Award Efttex Winner Freshwater Fly Rod
  • Progressive dimensional taper for casting performance and accuracy
  • New axial fibre formulation for exceptional feel during casting and while fighting fish
  • Revolution 8 Technology
  • Silver Pine blank colour
  • Slate primary thread wraps with graduated white and grey trim
  • Fuji ceramic stripper guides with hard-chromed snake guides and tip guide
  • Black rod bag with new quick-tie cord lock for faster, easier, and cleaner storage
  • Aluminium rod tube with Sage medallion

Sizes: 3wt - 6wt

  • Sustainable Ziricote wood insert with anodised aluminium locking-up reel seat
  • Premium Flor grade snub-nose half-wells cork handle

Sizes: 5wt - 9wt

  • Corrosion-resistant anodised aluminium reel seat
  • Premium Flor grade full-wells cork handle with cork/EVA fighting butt
  • Integrated "hidden" reel seat hook keeper

Customer Reviews

Size/Variant No. Pieces Line Rating Weight g/oz/lbs Price
8ft 6in #4 4pce 4 #4 2.6oz 1,049.00
8ft 6in #5 4pce 4 #5 - 1,049.00
9ft 0in #3 4pce 4 #3 2.6oz 1,049.00
9ft 0in #4 4pce 4 #4 2.7oz 1,049.00
9ft 0in #5 4pce 4 #5 2.7oz 1,049.00
9ft 0in #6 4pce 4 #6 2.8oz 1,049.00
9ft 0in #7 4pce 4 #7 - 1,049.00
9ft 0in #8 4pce 4 #8 - 1,049.00
9ft 0in #9 4pce 4 #9 - 1,049.00
9ft 6in #5 4pce 4 #5 - 1,049.00
9ft 6in #6 4pce 4 #6 3.4oz 1,049.00
9ft 6in #7 4pce 4 #7 3.7oz 1,049.00
9ft 6in #8 4pce 4 #8 - 1,049.00
10ft 0in #4 4pce 4 #4 3.4oz 1,049.00
10ft 0in #5 4pce 4 #5 3.5oz 1,049.00
10ft 0in #6 4pce 4 #6 3.6oz 1,049.00
10ft 0in #7 4pce 4 #7 3.9oz 1,049.00
10ft 0in #8 4pce 4 #8 4.0oz 1,049.00
9ft 0ins #6 4pce FB 4 #6 3.2oz 1,049.00
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Purchases can be returned for exchange within 28 days of receipt. 

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