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Sage R8 Core Rod
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Sage R8 Core Rod

Designed to be the most versatile and responsive rod in their line-up - the all new R8 Core series takes casting and fishing with a fly rod to a whole new level.

* Effortless Energy Transfer and More Connected Feel
* Maximized Versatility & Control
* Made to Fish, Not Just Cast

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Description Line Length Pc. Price Availability
Sage R8 Core Rod 390-4 3 WT 9' 4PC $1050.00 Add to Cart
Sage R8 Core Rod 486-4 4 WT 8' 6" 4PC $1050.00 Add to Cart
Sage R8 Core Rod 490-4 4 WT 9' 4PC $1050.00 Out of Stock
Sage R8 Core Rod 586-5 5 WT 8' 6" 4PC $1050.00 Out of Stock
Sage R8 Core Rod 590-4 5 WT 9' 4PC $1050.00 Add to Cart
Sage R8 Core Rod 690-4 6 WT 9' 4PC $1050.00 Add to Cart
Sage R8 Core Rod 690-4FB 6 WT (With Fighting Butt) 9' 4PC $1050.00 Out of Stock
Sage R8 Core Rod 790-4 7 WT 9' 4PC $1050.00 Add to Cart
Sage R8 Core Rod 890-4 8 WT 9' 4PC $1050.00 Add to Cart
Sage R8 Core Rod 990-4 9 WT 9' 4PC $1050.00 Add to Cart

Sage R8 Core Details:

With R8 CORE the design team at Sage enhance that two-way connection from hand to fly and back for greater feel, flow and control. This Amplified Two-Way Feedback Loop, due to Sage's new axial fiber formulation, allows you to feel when the power needs to be applied throughout the cast, presentation, and when applying the appropriate pressure to fish - ultimately giving you the angler Complete Control.

R8 CORE is focused on maximum versatility and applies new revolutionary material technology through our forward-thinking lens of what we've seeing out on the water, where one rod needs to show even greater range. At its core, R8 CORE traces a direct lineage to Sage's multi-application vision, one shaped by the fishing evolutions happening all around us - from habitats we stalk and waters we frequent, to the flies we fish and the diversity of species we now target.

390-4 is the tool of choice for delicate presentations of small flies to average-sized trout on light tippets. The length gives good casting distance and line control.

490-4 offers great line control without compromising accuracy. Best for dry flies and smaller nymphs.

590-4 handles trout flies of nearly any size, lines of varying densities and does so with superb feel, accuracy, and line control.

690-4 is a very powerful trout rod, able to cast large, heavy and wind-resistant flies long distances or into heavy winds. Great for big river trout fishing and smallmouth bass.

790-4 is equally at home fishing streamers from a drift boat, bass fishing, or fishing for trophy trout and salmon in Alaska.

890-4 is able to effectively present flies and handle the fight with Alaska trout and salmon, striped bass, largemouth bass or other similarly-sized species.

990-4 handles a permit crab at distance or a or a hooked salmon with ease. This might be one of the most versatile sizes in the lineup - from inshore flats species to salmon/pike/redfish and beyond.


* Revolution 8 Technology
* Silver Pine blank color
* Slate primary thread wraps with graduated White and Grey trim
* Fuji ceramic stripper guides with hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
* Laser etched line weight on slide band
* Black rod bag with new quick-tie cord lock for faster, easier, and cleaner storage
* Aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion

3WT - 6WT

* Premium Flor grade snub-nose half-wells cork handle
* Sustainable Ziricote wood insert with anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat

5WT - 9WT

* Premium Flor grade full-wells cork handle with cork/EVA fighting butt
* Gunmetal anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat
* Integrated hidden hook keeper in reel seat

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