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Sage One Series Rod Models All New For 2012 !!!
Available September 1, 2011 !!!
390-4 ONE 586-4 ONE 691-4 ONE 796-4 ONE 990-4 ONE
486-4 ONE 590-4 ONE 696-4 ONE 7100-4 ONE 1090-4 ONE
490-4 ONE 596-4 ONE 697-4 ONE 890-4 ONE Sage Reels
496-4 ONE 5100-4 ONE 6100-4 ONE 896-4 ONE Sage Packs
4100-4 ONE 690-4 ONE 790-4 ONE 8100-4 ONE Sage Clothing
FEATURES SAGE SAYS WE SAY VIDEO: SAGE 590-4 ONE DEFEATS THE WIND
TRANSLATED ACCURACY KONNETIC TECH KONNETIC ILLUSTRATIONS
WHAT SAGE SAYS: Smooth, precise and with an intentionally forgiving “sweet spot” that complements widely diverse casting styles, the ONE rod helps a fly fisher make a full range of close in and long-distance casts that hit the mark with equal ease. Due to its extraordinary sensitivity and light weight, the ONE rod is at home in the hands of seasoned casters as well as aspiring casters who benefit from the rod’s remarkable feedback-enhancing properties. Being able to feel exactly what the line is doing through all stages of a cast gives users ultimate control such that they can make the minute corrections needed in-cast to land the fly precisely where they want it. As part of Sage’s commitment to rod development and testing, they pitted the ONE rod against some of the world’s toughest game fish, under demanding fresh and saltwater conditions far exceeding anything most anglers would ever encounter. Over the course of its three-year development, the ONE rod took on such heavyweights as tarpon, bonefish and permit on trips to Florida, Belize and the Bahamas, redfish in Louisiana and even halibut in Alaska while pushing the rod to its limits. Fresh water proving grounds included Atlantic salmon on Canada’s Gaspé peninsula and the Tweed River in Scotland, steelhead in Washington state, giant musky in Wisconsin plus trout in Colorado, Montana and Chile. While casting to monster Chilean Browns under typically adverse conditions—throwing massive dry flies into or crossways against the constant winds—the ONE rod’s extraordinary blend of strength and finesse was on full display. As one of Sage's fortunate researchers stated on the trip, “the rod becomes a true extension of your arm, allowing you to place the fly exactly where you want without having to think about the cast.” High praise from a man who is owner and Chief Guide at one of Chile’s premier fishing lodges.
WHAT OUR TESTS SHOW: 
The One Series is so new that no one, even Sage knows what their customers will think about their newest rods. Our initial back yard tests with the Shop Rats (shop owners, employees, guides, etc.) proved to be pretty positive. Everyone liked them. We threw 4, 5, 6 & 8-weights. George Cook picked the lines and reels. There were a lot of long skinny loops to be observed. These rods will enhance your performance. They are also exceptionally good looking.
ON THE RIVER (07/24-07/27 The video above was shot during this period.): We spent three days of last week on the Deschutes River. Part of the time we were trout fishing, most of the time we were hunting for early season steelhead. We found both trout and steelhead. All of the trout time was spent testing and analyzing a 590-4 ONE. For a short period a 590-4 TCX was also used for comparison. The TCX was as advertised, faster action than the ONE rod. However, even during some major league winds, the ONE was easier to time and actually developed high line speed easier. There is nothing to prepare you for the casting accuracy you will be able to achieve with a ONE rod. This is not Madison Avenue hype. This is fact. Even if you are a moderately skilled caster, you will be able to feel and see the difference. If you are a skilled caster, the recognition of the superior design and technology use in the construction of the 590-4 ONE will be instantaneous and dramatic. This rod delivers more casting precision than any other rod we have ever used. It is also a very practical design, in that it is a true 5-weight rod and has a sweet-spot that is most comfortable exactly in the ranges where most trout fishing occurs (15' to 50'). We used 5X leader and never broke off a fish. The tip of this rod really helps protect fine leaders.
KONNETIC TECHNOLOGY: In 2004, Sage introduced Generation 5 Technology (G5), a breakthrough in its day that continues to be the proven platform of our top performance rod families. In our continuing effort to explore and develop new technologies, over the past several years Sage has extensively tested a wide range of construction methods and materials, including nano-particle resin systems. We’ve concluded, as of today, that Sage’s existing proprietary resin and carbon fiber system is far superior for crafting the high performance fly rods that anglers the world over have come to rely on. However, never satisfied to merely test new technologies as they come along, Sage has developed a new, superior technology all our own. Introducing the most significant evolution in fly rod development since Generation 5. Sage’s new Konnetic technology combines proprietary aerospace-grade materials with innovative manufacturing methods and processes. The impossibly lighter rods built utilizing this technology provide ultimate line control and accuracy due to enhanced “tip-to-hand” sensitivity and feed back, yet still retain Sage’s renowned power and durability. Konnetic technology incorporates a new composite material that was developed using an optimized ratio of Sage’s proprietary resin to high modulus carbon fiber. Our Advanced Modulus Positioning System (AMPS) is a process that places the carbon materials to exacting tolerances for the greatest blank strength and efficient energy transfer throughout the shaft. Using our High Compression Molding (HCM) process, the blank’s carbon fibers are compacted for optimum density and precise alignment, simultaneously fusing the 50% lighter all-carbon fiber inner core. The result of tireless coordination between our chief rod designer, engineers and production teams, Konnetic technology was refined over years of research both in the lab and on the water stressing hundreds of prototypes.
 By innovating and mastering the extensive production steps required to unlock the potential of the advanced aerospace-grade materials used in Konnetic technology, Sage has created a highly responsive and robust blank with significantly enhanced torsional stability and minimal vibration for casts that track effortlessly and accurately. 
More about Konnetic Technology...

390-4 ONE

Length: 9'     Line: 3     Pieces: 4

This is a very practical rod for fussy feeders of many sizes. Few qualities beat stealth in the wild out of doors. Gentle presentations most often preferred. Fine diameter lines disturb the water less than larger ones. Check out the silver Creek Trio hatch with a 390-4 ONE. You will be surprised how much it tips the odds in your favor.
Rod weight: 2 3/8 ounces.

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390-4 ONE 3 Fast L $720


486-4 ONE

Length: 8' 6"     Line: 4     Pieces: 4

A great rod for mountain streams. Throw ultra tight, delicate loops for soft presentations. Fishes flies from 8-22. Best for fish from 8"-16".
Rod weight: 2 7/16 ounces.

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486-4 ONE 4 Fast L $715


490-4 ONE Length: 9'    Line: 4     Pieces: 4
This is the spring creek and back eddy killer. Lots of long reach. If the 590 is the 30-06, this 490 is the 220 Swift. Fish gossamer tippets and tiny hooks with total confidence.
Rod weight: 2 1/2 ounces.
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490-4 ONE 4 Fast L $720


496-4 ONE Length: 9' 6"     Line: 4     Pieces: 4
Great small streamer rod. Also great for fishing soft hackles and other classic wet flies.
Rod weight: 2 7/8 ounces.
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496-4 ONE 4 Fast L $725


4100-4 ONE Length: 10'     Line: 4     Pieces: 4
Before there was Czk Nymphing, or strike indicators, there was just plain old deep nymphing on our local rivers by our local anglers. It was and still is very effective, but is especially effective when long, light rods are used with fine leaders and multiple flies of many sizes. Match  the day's behavioral insect drift for size.  Make your flies look like they are attached to nothing. Keep them near the bottom and develop the "feel" and load up with trout. The 4100-4 ONE will help you put your flies in the center of the feeding lane and "feel" the sip.
Rod weight: 3 ounces.
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4100-4 ONE 4 Fast L $730


586-4 ONE Length: 8' 6"     Line: 5     Pieces: 4
A slightly shorter, lighter in weight 5-weight for fishing closer and tighter. A great mountain stream rod. You won't be able to believe the casting accuracy you will be able to achieve with this rod. the is the perfect bank feeder rod for the upstream wading angler. Put your hopper or elk hair within an inch of the overhanging grass every time.
Rod weight: 2 9/16 ounces.
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586-4 ONE 5 Fast L $720


590-4 ONE Length: 9'     Line: 5     Pieces: 4
This is the best, most accurate dry fly rod we have ever tested. The 9-foot, 5-weight has been dubbed the 30-06 trout rod for west of the Mississippi. That is the right size to do a wide variety of things very well, including fishing rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, dries, nymphs, streamers, etc....and this is the 30-06 of 590's. Just buy one. You won't regret it! Video
Rod weight: 2 7/8 ounces.
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590-4 ONE 5 Fast L $725


596-4 ONE Length: 9' 6"     Line: 5     Pieces: 4
A great float tubing rod. Will fish midges in the film or wooly bugger down deep. Handles large trout, but has the finesse to protect fine tippets.
Rod weight: 2 15/16 ounces.
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596-4 ONE 5 Fast L $730


5100-4 ONE Length: 10'     Line: 5     Pieces: 4
This is probably one of the finest nymph rods ever designed where large heavily weighted stonefly nymphs are use in the presentation.
Rod weight: 3 1/16 ounces.
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5100-4 ONE 5 Fast L $735


690-4 ONE Length: 9'     Line: 6     Pieces: 4
Possibly the perfect rod for poking big flies up under the overhanging brush during the salmon fly hatch. This is probably the best all around trout rod where the trout average 2-6 pounds.
Rod weight: 2 7/8 ounces.
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690-4 ONE 6 Fast L $725


691-4 ONE Length: 9'     Line: 6     Pieces: 4
Possibly the most versatile fly rod available. It does a lot of different things extremely well. This would be a great stick to have in your quiver when traveling to Belize. Will also please you when fishing from a drifting boat hucking big streamers with a fast sinking shooting head for big trout who live in the deep spots.
Rod weight: 3 ounces.
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691-4 ONE 6 Fast M $725


696-4 ONE Length: 9' 6"     Line: 6     Pieces: 4
A great rod for float tubing where larger trout are expected. Possibly the world's best sinking line + wooly bugger rod. The lack of a fighting butt places your hand slightly lower on the rod for a slightly longer reach.
Rod weight: 3 1/16 ounces.
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696-4 ONE 6 Fast L $730


697-4 ONE Length: 9' 6"     Line: 6     Pieces: 4
A great rod for float tubing where larger trout are expected. Possibly the perfect rod for Alaska trout. You will like this rod on the flats where average size bonefish are encountered.
Rod weight: 3 1/4 ounces.
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697-4 ONE 6 Fast M $730


6100-4 ONE Length: 10'     Line: 4     Pieces: 4
A big water trout rod. Possibly the perfect steelhead nymphing rod for the wading angler. A great rod for float tubing on big lakes.
Rod weight: 3 9/16 ounces.
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6100-4 ONE 6 Fast L $735


790-4 ONE Length: 9     Line: 7     Pieces: 4
A very good rod for average size bonefish, or many other fish that average 3-10 poundsRod weight: 3 7/16 ounces.
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790-4 ONE 7 Fast M $730


796-4 ONE Length: 9' 6"     Line: 7     Pieces: 4
A great light duty summer steelhead rod, or for Alaskan trout and Char.
Rod weight: 3 9/16 ounces.
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796-4 ONE 7 Fast M $735


7100-4 ONE Length: 10'     Line: 7     Pieces: 4
This is a favorite size rod for floating line fishing for steelhead.
Rod weight: 3 13/16 ounces.
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7100-4 ONE 7 Fast M $740


890-4 ONE Length: 9'    Line: 8     Pieces: 4
A great medium duty travel rod for the flats or many anadromous fisheries. The greatly enhanced accuracy will prove its benefits when target casting for any fish on the flats.
Rod weight: 3 1/2 ounces.
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890-4 ONE 8 Fast M $730


896-4 ONE Length: 9' 6"     Line: 8     Pieces: 4
This is a great rod for Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon or big trout.
Rod weight: 3 11/16 ounces.
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896-4 ONE 8 Fast M $735


8100-4 ONE Length: 10'     Line: 8     Pieces: 4
This is the big water single-hander for Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon, Coho and any other anadromous fish that average 6-20 pounds.
Rod weight: 3 15/16 ounces.
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8100-4 ONE 8 Fast M $740


990-4 ONE Length: 9'     Line: 9     Pieces: 4
Perhaps the perfect pick for wading the flats in search of Permit or BIG bonefish. Nine weight rods are a great choice for saltwater fish that average 6-20 pounds.
Rod weight: 3 3/4 ounces.
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990-4 ONE 9 Fast M $735


1090-4 ONE Length: 9'     Line: 10     Pieces: 4
Average Permit, large Stripers, juvenile Tarpon, Dorado and most kinds of finny critters that weigh 15-30 pounds are the targets  for the 1090-4 ONE. Improved accuracy and range will make you master of this domain.
Rod weight: 4 3/16 ounces.
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1090-4 ONE 10 Fast M $735


FEATURES:
• All-water rod
• Fast action
• Konnetic technology construction
• Black Ice shaft color
• Black primary thread wraps with bronze trim wraps
• Fuji ceramic stripper guides
• Hard chromed snake guides
• High grade, custom tapered, shaped cork handle
• Walnut wood insert and Golden Bronze colored aluminum anodized reel seat components on 3-weightthrough 6-weight with a snub nose, half-wells grip
• Saltwater capable weights 6-10 have an all GoldenBronze colored aluminum anodized reel seat and full-wells handle with fighting butt
• Black powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion
Custom Cork Handle: Snub-nose, half-Wells grip. The cork is custom formed to match the exact taper of the ONE rod, providing a snug fit for even greater sensitivity and feel.
New Low-Profile Ferrules: The inherent strength of Konnetic technology allows us to reduce the weight of our all-graphite ferrule connections by nearly 70%. Improved aerodynamics plus lighter weight contribute to livelier blanks.
Reel Seat: The warm, elegant tones of the walnut insert are perfectly married with the bronze anodized aluminum reel seat.
Round Tip Eye: This Sage-designed tip-top never pinches or binds the line, allowing the caster to make mends and cast in any direction with full control.
Black Ice Color: Sage’s first black rod, this translucent black finish is complemented by black guide wraps and bronze trim wraps.
Black Rod Tube: Handmade on Bainbridge like all our tubes, this distinctive rod tube features a raised logo medallion and black cloth sleeve with black silkscreen.
MORE KONNETIC TECH

High Compression Molding (HCM) process, the blank’s carbon fibers are compacted for optimum density and precise alignment, simultaneously fusing the 50% lighter all-carbon fiber inner core. Rod diameter is reduced dramatically, which enhances performance.

High Compression Molding (HCM) process adds to rod performance by reducing accuracy robing casting vibrations.
More testimonial from the field:

Mark,

Here's an Early Edition ONE Rod report from My Buddy Greg Thomas (Editor of Fly Rod & Reel). He sent this to me to use as I see fit. He was on the Hoo Doo River on the Alaska peninsula. Josh will remember this area as a fair bit South of Mel Gillis's place on the Sandy River. Thought the Fine Folks at the Fly Fishing Shop should get this FIRST to use as they(you) see fit Good Sir. The "QUOTE" below would be appropriate "Greg used the Rod recently in Alaska and it preformed really well on King's to 30 LB.s".

Georgie

 Bubble Head Popper Flies
Blue/Silver Olive/Silver White
In June, 2008, Gene and Patty Gramzow aboard the boat Siria were fifty yards from Patty Barnes and I aboard the boat La Nonconforma. All of us were were catching lots of dorado. The fish averaged 18-25 pounds and were ferocious. Gene was using a popper and seemed to be catching a few more fish than the rest of us. I yelled over and asked what he was using. He said, "A Bubble Head, it has a hole in the face and spurts water out of the top of the head. Come on over and I'll give you one!" During the next two days, I wore the fly out catching dorado after dorado.
Rainey's Bubble Head Popper Fly, Blue/Silver
Bubble Heads are true works of art. You will marvel at the craftsmanship used in the construction of these flies. The pearlescent scale pattern paint is covered with a flawless coat of crystal clear epoxy. We have seen nothing else to compare. They also have proven to be very durable.  One 3/0 bubble Head landed over thirty dorado for me.
The Blue/Silver Bubble Head is in a standard fly flying fish flying fish color. Blue/Silver is also good for mimicking certain kinds of mackerel and herring. These forage fish are often most active in the fading light of evening, especially along the edges of Sargasso paddies or kelp beds.

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 468k-93 Rainey's Bubble Head Popper Fly, Blue/Silver 3/0 3 for $20.79
 468k-92 Rainey's Bubble Head Popper Fly, Blue/Silver 2/0 3 for $20.79
 468k-02 Rainey's Bubble Head Popper Fly, Blue/Silver 2 3 for $20.79
Rainey's Bubble Head Popper Fly, Olive/Silver
Olive/Silver has been the best color combination during morning and mid-day dorado quests in the Sea of Cortez. This is especially true when you are chumming up dorado that are hanging around patches of Sargasso. On the average, no other fly beats a Mark's Sardina in this situation. But, there are times during the brightest part of the day when a bubble Head has an edge. Often dorado will attack it as soon as it hits the water or on the first strip. During these situations I use the same Rio Outbound Intermediate line that I use with the Sardinas. Stripping the instant the fly hits the water often gives best results.

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468m-93 Rainey's Bubble Head Popper Fly, Olive/Silver 3/0 3 for $20.79
468m-92 Rainey's Bubble Head Popper Fly, Olive/Silver 2/0 3 for $20.79
468m-02 Rainey's Bubble Head Popper Fly, Olive/Silver 2 3 for $20.79
Rainey's Bubble Head Popper Fly, White
This fly is pearl white with a dark gray scale-pattern back, and is a color combination which has been very good during cloudy periods when fishing blue water. White may be the best color for fishing sandy shore lines. Bubble Heads are proven flies for rooster fish, especially during periods of rough water. a floating Rio Outbound is a great line for this work. A medium length, stout leader will make the job easier and more productive. We like to wind-drift in a boat and fire casts toward the beach into water that averages about 3-6 feet deep. Strip aggressively. Long caster have an advantage.
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468b-93 Rainey's Bubble Head Popper Fly, White 3/0 3 for $20.79
468b-92 Rainey's Bubble Head Popper Fly, White 2/0 3 for $20.79
468b-02 Rainey's Bubble Head Popper Fly, White 2 3 for $20.79

This high flying Dorado ate a Bubble Head Popper Fly.

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