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Sage Salt R8 Fly Rod

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Most saltwater rods are built for pure power and ultimate strength. By adding 25% more strength-per-weight to the new R8 graphite, Sage increased both the fight and pulling power in this rod range, enabling faster landing and fish release times.

More strength and fight were an obvious upgrade, yet few salt rods, especially in the heavier weights, achieve the importance of feel for fine and precise presentations. Shaping a taper that brought this increased touch into the equation took more time and, and after lots of development, and working directly with experienced saltwater guides, Sage rod designers found the right profile to deliver strength, presentation, and a more intuitive sweet spot to a class of rods that have long had a reputation as unwieldy, unforgiving, and difficult.

With the SALT R8, gone are the days of sacrificing the feel and touch in your saltwater rod.

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Key Benefits

  • 25% increased strength for greater pulling power and quicker fish landing
  • Enhanced durability and toughness to withstand more rugged situation
  • Intuitive sweet spot that prioritizes touch and speed for shorter shots and on-demand casts
  • Saltwater specific guide set - Fuji K-guides resist corrosion, while their angled, oversized shape prevents snags
  • Heavy-duty reel seat with oversized locking rings to keep the reel tight to the rod for greater contact, rigidity, and a more direct connection when fighting powerful fish

Key Features

  • Sage’s R8 technology
  • Tempest Blue blank colour.
  • Slate primary thread wraps with graduated White and Grey trim.
  • Premium Flor Grade Cork Handle w/EVA Butt.
  • Black rod bag with new cord lock for quicker, easier, and cleaner storage.
  • Aluminium rod tube with Sage medallion.

Customer Reviews

Size/Variant No. Pieces Line Rating Weight g/oz/lbs Handle Type Price
9ft 0in #6 4pce 4 #6 3 5/8oz Super Plus Full-Wells 1,099.00
9ft 0in #7 4pce 4 #7 3 13/16oz Super Plus Full-Wells 1,099.00
9ft 0in #8 4pce 4 #8 4oz Super Plus Full-Wells 1,099.00
9ft 0in #9 4pce 4 #9 4 1/8oz Super Plus Full-Wells 1,099.00
9ft 0in #10 4pce 4 #10 4 1/2oz Super Plus Full-Wells 1,099.00
9ft 0in #11 4pce 4 #11 5oz Super Plus Full-Wells 1,099.00
9ft 0in #12 4pce 4 #12 5 1/8oz Super Plus Full-Wells 1,099.00
8ft 6in #15 4pce 4 #16 7 1/8oz Super Plus Full-Wells 1,099.00
9ft 0in #12 4pce FG 4 #12 5 5/16oz Super Plus Full-Wells-Fighting Grip 1,099.00
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