SAGE PAYLOAD SERIES FLY RODSTailored for casting large or wind resistant fliesIncreased pick-up of heavy line off the waterMore leverage for fighting powerful fish
Big Flies, Fast Action
Big fish, big fly. While not always the case, this rule does ring true for many warmwater and saltwater fisheries with anglers casting larger flies than ever before. With a powerful but comfortable casting action, the new PAYLOAD series of rods are designed to help anglers cast those heavy lines and big flies more effectively. Whether launching a double-articulated streamer to the far bank with the 689-4 or dredging a tidal river with the 989-4, anglers will notice how easy it is to hurl a heavy line and big fly with the PAYLOAD.
Featuring a fast action for casting large flies and very powerful tip to help pick up heavy lines off the water, the PAYLOAD is tuned for the extreme. These powerful mid sections then transition to a more forgiving butt that allows for a slower and more relaxed casting stroke that reduces fatigue. This softer butt section also allows for more leverage while fighting fish, making it easier to gain ground on hard fighting species. The slightly shorter lengths offer a more effortless cast through a shorter lever and is better for landing fish out of a boat over a traditional 9-foot rod.
Konnetic TechnologyTannin blank colorBurgundy primary thread wraps with Bronze trim wrapsTangle Free Fuji ceramic stripper guidesOversized hard chromed snake guides and tip-topHeavy duty aluminum up-locking reel seat to withstand rugged environmentsSuper Plus full-wells cork handleCork composite fighting butt with extended 3 inch rear grip on the 10+ and 11+ sizesBrown powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage Medallion
689-4: (+6wt 8ft 9in 4pc) Grains: 200-230gr, Trout streamers and light duty bass bugs789-4: (+7wt 8ft 9in 4pc) Grains: 230-270gr, Boogle bugs to large trout streamers889-4: (+8wt 8ft 9in 4pc) Grains: 270-320gr, Clouser minnows, whistlers, and poppers989-4: (+9wt 8ft 9in 4pc) Grains: 320-370gr, Pike flies, large poppers, and large baitfish1090-4: (+10wt 9ft 0in 4pc) Grains: 370-420gr, Pike flies up to 12 inches1193-4: (+11wt 9ft 3in 4pc) Grains: 420-480gr, Musky flies 12 inches and larger