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Sage Spey R8 Switch & Double Handed Fly Rod

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Designed to perfectly deliver efficient transfers of energy in each of a Spey cast’s three key components: the Lift, Load, and Delivery. Utilizing Sage’s proprietary Revolution-8 graphite technology along the full length of double-handed rod tapers results in a blank with an unmatched ability to capture and carry power, plus exceptional tracking.

The rod models and actions have been fine-tuned to match the vast array of Spey situations found around the globe. The result is a Spey Casting Synergy that’s enjoyable and approaching effortless. Be it steelhead, Atlantic salmon, king salmon, or sea-run brown trout; Skagit, Scandi or Traditional lines; SPEY R8 rods capitalize on each cast, increasing the likelihood of the almighty moment that we all are devoted to.

An effective Spey cast is dependent on efficient transfers of energy in each of its three key components: the Lift, Load, and Delivery. 

Lift: Adequate stiffness and power are required to Lift heavy sink tips, longheads, and bulky flies off the water, but responsiveness is also key to ensure that no efforts are wasted; when the angler begins moving the rod, the line and fly also move. All the while, minimizing blank weight is critical to reducing fatigue.

Load: While sustained- and airborne-anchor Spey casts generate their energy indifferent ways, in either case the rod needs to Load sufficiently to be able to turn over the sink-tip or leader, tippet, and fly at the desired distance. R8Technology maximizes the amount of energy collected in sweep or touch-and-go moves, carries that energy into the D-Loop, and transfers it smoothly into the rod.

Deliver: To effectively Deliver the fly to its target, enough energy must be transferred from the loaded rod into the Spey line. SPEY R8 rods apply the responsiveness and tracking abilities of R8 Technology to diminish lost energy and reduce lateral movements upon the forward stroke, providing casting power and accuracy. 

  • Revolution 8 Graphite Technology ensures a remarkably smooth and intuitive feel, no matter what size
  • Ale blank colour with grey primary thread wraps with gold and black trim
  • Wooden walnut reel seat insert paired with a machined aluminium componentry
  • Super-Plus grade cork handle & rear grip with composite cork trim rings
  • Fuji K-Series “Tangle Free” stripping guides
  • Aluminium rod tube with Sage medallion

Customer Reviews

Size/Variant No. Pieces Line Rating Weight g/oz/lbs Price
11ft 6in #7 4pce Switch 4 #7 5.6oz 1,300.00
11ft 6in #8 4pce Switch 4 #8 5.7oz 1,300.00
12ft 6in #5 4pce 4 #5 5.9oz 1,300.00
12ft 6in #7 4pce 4 #7 6.7oz 1,300.00
12ft 6in #8 4pce 4 #8 7.1oz 1,300.00
13ft 0in #6 4pce 4 #6 6.9oz 1,300.00
13ft 0in #7 4pce 4 #7 7.1oz 1,300.00
13ft 0in #8 4pce 4 #8 7.2oz 1,300.00
13ft 0in #9 4pce 4 #9 7.9oz 1,300.00
13ft 6in #7 4pce 4 #7 7.2oz 1,300.00
13ft 6in #8 4pce 4 #8 7.6oz 1,300.00
14ft 0in #9 6pce 6 #9 8.3oz 1,300.00
15ft 0in #10 4pce 4 #10 10.1oz 1,300.00
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Purchases can be returned for exchange within 28 days of receipt. 

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