A recent visit to Delbury Hall Trout Fishery gave me the perfect opportunity to fish with my favourite small stillwater trout rod – the Sage One 9ft 6wt 4pce.
The trout were playing hard to get and with a fairly strong side wind blowing, I needed every bit of performance that this rod could give me. I shouldn’t have worried though as the rod is easily capable of casting the tightest of loops. I also love the sense of feel the rod gives both when casting and playing fish. It allowed me to deliver the fly accurately and delicately to exactly where I wanted it to go. During the day I used a variety of fly patterns of various weights and sizes, the Sage cast all of them with ease.
To complete the outfit I chose a Rio Gold WF 6 floating flyline. In my opinion this is the ultimate rod/line combination for this kind of fishing and compliments the rods performance to perfection.