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Sage R8 CORE Single Handed Fly Rod

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Sage R8 CORE Single Handed Fly Rod 1 5 5 1

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

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Thought long and hard before ...
18 Mar 2023
Thought long and hard before laying out a lot of money on a 7wt version. Glad I did, this rod is awesome. The difference it's made to my casting is amazing. A minor tweak to my poor casting action and away I went. You can easily feel the rod loading when false casting. I am now able to cast into fairly strong headwinds and get a good distance. The first time using the rod, I coupled it with a Di5 sweep, the rod is powerful enough to set the hook at depth. Playing and landing fish, I felt confident that the rod would deal with the situation, which it did. I used it all day and didn't suffer my normal casting fatigue Would I buy another, 100% yes, a 5wt for dries is next on the list. Many thanks to Sportfish, coupled with your discount voucher enabled me to buy this rod for a very competitive price.
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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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