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Sage TCX
Ultra-Fast Action Fly Fishing Rods, NEW For 2009!  
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490-4 TCX 690-4 TCX 790-4 TCX 7100-4 TCX 990-4 TCX 9140-4 TCX
590-4 TCX 691-4 TCX 796-4TCX 890-4 TCX 1090-4 TCX 10150-4 TCX

Sage TCX Freshwater Rods

The Wow Cast. The Holy Smokes Cast. The highly coveted Are You Kidding Me Cast. These are just a few of the new casts Sage discovered during the development of the new, ultra-high-performance TCX Series rods. Evolved from the popular TCR Series, TCX rods redefine the extreme distance category, as Sage continues to push the outer boundaries of fly rod performance.

Sage TCX Heavy-duty freshwater and saltwater rods.

Our rep George Cook explained TCX as being much like the TCR, but whithout the harsh personality. Our test of TCX rods revealed them to be extremely easy to cast with. Even members of our staff who usually shun fast action rods were impressed with how smooth TCX rods cast. To harness the expanded energy produced by Sage's advanced Generation-5 Technology, rod designer Jerry Siem created a radical new series of tapers and a fly rods that are lighter, stronger and more powerful than its TCR predecessor. Most importantly, the enhanced line feel and feedback mean intuitively better timing and an extraordinary level of casting ease for ultra-high-performance fly rods.
Whether you're reaching for previously impossible lies, bombing it into a stiff Nor'Easter or showing off in the parking lot, the TCX provides skilled anglers with the ultimate tool for success when facing the most challenging situations. The question is, what kind of amazing new casts will YOU make with them?

Four Piece Rods

490-4 TCX

Length: 9'     Line: 4     Pieces: 4

490-4 TCX

A new category of trout stick, very light, yet extremely powerful and accurate.
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490-4 TCX 4 Fast C $780

590-4 TCX

Length: 9'    Line: 5     Pieces: 4

590-4 TCX

An all around trout rod for anglers who demand a stick that will deliver the most precise laser beam casts at all ranges.
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590-4 TCX 5 Fast C $795

690-4 TCX

Length: 9'     Line: 6     Pieces: 4

690-4 TCX

Possibly the perfect rod for poking big flies up under the overhanging brush during the salmon fly hatch.
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690-4 TCX 6 Fast C $795

691-4 TCX

Length:  9'    Line: 6     Pieces: 4

691-4 TCX

This would be a great stick to have in your quiver when traveling to Belize. Will also pleas 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.
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691-4 TCX 6 Fast D $795

790-4 TCX

Length: 9'     Line: 7     Pieces: 4

790-4 TCX

Mid-sized bones, stripers and big trout will fall under your spell when you are swinging this stick.
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790-4 TCX 7 Fast D $810

796-4 TCX

Length: 9' 6"     Line: 7     Pieces: 4

796-4 TCX

Going to Alaska or Kamchatka for silvers or big rainbows, take one of these with you.
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796-4 TCX 7 Fast D $815

7100-4 TCX

Length: 10'     Line: 7     Pieces: 4

Sage 7100-4 TCX 

Here's your long-reaching summer steelhead and salmon single hander. Light and extremely powerful this may be the ultimate waking and dry fly rod for fish in the 8-20 pound range.
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7100-4 TCX 7 Fast D $820

890-4 TCX

Length: 9'     Line: 8     Pieces: 4

890-4 TCX

Possibly the ultimate bonefish rod. We tried it with on of Rio's new Saltwater Lines...sweet.
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890-4 TCX 8 Fast D $815

990-4 TCX

Length: 9'     Line: 9     Pieces: 4

990-4 TCX

This may be the ultimate flats rod where both large bonefish and permit are to encountered. This rod will also be a great companion while battling strong winds in search of monster sea run browns in TDF.
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990-4 TCX 9 Fast D $815

1090-4 TCX

Length: 9'     Line: 10     Pieces: 4

1090-4 TCX

This is the wind slicing machine. Load this up with a Saltwater Taper line and cast for medium size tarpon, dorado, roosterfish, permit, big stipers or any other spooky, demanding quarry.
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1090-4 TCX 10 Fast D $815

Spey Rods

9140-4 TCX

Length: 14' 3"     Line: 9     Pieces: 4

9140-4 TCX

The ideal winter steelhead, King Salmon combo rod has arrived (for those traveling to the Kola Peninsula this is your stick).   The Clackamas to the Skagit, the Kispoix to the Kanketok, this is the rod to “get-er-done”.  Sink Tip Use: 15’ 166 grain type 3, 6 and 8.  T-14 in 11’ 13’ and 15’ lengths.  Reel Match: Tibor Riptide, Sage 6012, Ross Momentum 6, Ross CLA 6.

Line Match:
Rio WindCutter 9/10/11:  If you’re in the WindCutter Club-this is your line.
Rio Skagit 600 with 5’ Cheater + 15’ tip.  Spot on, nuff said.
Rio Skagit 550 with custom 7.5’ cheater (from 10’ cut to 7.5’): pretty nice.

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9143-4 TCX 9 Fast G $895

10150-4 TCX

Length: 15'     Line: 10     Pieces: 4

10150-4 TCX

A focused specialty rod.  B.C.’s Thompson River, B.C. & Alaskan Kings, Norwegian and Kola Atlantic Salmon.  Sink Tip Use: 15’ 190 grain type 3, 6 and 8.  T-14 in 13’ and 15’ lengths.  Reel Match: Tibor Gulfstream, Ross Momentum 7, Sage 6012. 

Line Match:
Rio Skagit 750 with 5’ Cheater + 15’ tip: Spot on-Hold on! 

Can try a 7.5’ Cheater if you like.

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10150-4 TCX 10 Fast G $925

Newest Deschutes Steelhead Flies
Bennett's Halo December Day Orange Summer Run
Bennett's Last Light Grand Rhonde Silver Rat Unconditional
 This buck steelhead ate the fly... Photo: Josh Linn
Few rivers stir up steelhead fly fishing fantasy like Oregon's Deschutes. Big, brawly, wind swept and hard to wade, it tests the metal of "out-of-staters", and locals as well. Being the first deep, cold tributary east of the ancient Cascades of the Columbia, the Deschutes gets supercharged runs of Redband Steelhead. Many steelhead from upper Columbia tributaries summer-over in the Deschutes' to escape the Columbia's warm flows. These grabby steelhead come aggressively to the surface for flies presented with floating lines in the classic fashion. This year many new successful fly patterns have emerged and we've got the best supply anywhere. Our guides are on the Deschutes constantly this time of year. call for the latest up-date on where the fish are and what they are taking.

Bennett's Halo

A somber pattern that is a sleeper for clear water. Thios is a great pattern for dour fish and also a great come-back fly for fish that have risen to, but refused a brighter pattern.

Bennett's Halo

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ST00605 Bennett's Halo 5 3 for $6.75


Bennett's Last Light

As the name implies, this fly is a winner when the light levels drop.

Bennett's Last Light

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ST006PR05 Bennett's Last Light 5 3 for $6.75


December Day

The name hides the fact that this is one of the recent top producers for summer steelhead. It is in such demand that it may be in short supply.

December Day

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ST02603 December Day 3 3 for $6.75


Grand Rhonde Silver Rat

A unique tie that gives the fish every color that they could want.

Grand Rhonde Silver Rat

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ST05305 Grand Rhonde Silver Rat 5 3 for $6.75


Orange Summer Run

A bright fly that is a known producer in the bright sunlight, even when fished near the surface..

Orange Summer Run

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ST31105 Orange Summer Run 5 3 for $6.75


The White River can turn the lower Deschutes into a glacial mess when warm autumn rains fall on Mt. Hood.  The electric blue body and hot green butt will find steelies in off colored glacial water.  More so, it's a great searching fly in any water condition.  The unconditional has gained a strong following on many of the interior Columbia River tributaries, especially the Grand Ronde.

Unconditional

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ST31703 Unconditional 3 3 for $6.75

ST31705 Unconditional 5 3 for $6.75


Wheatley Fly Boxes  
Inserts featuring Weatley's famous FLY CLIPS are now available!

Marcy selecting one of Josh's exquisite ties.

Mark's Deschutes steelhead "working fly box" 2008...

There are few things more intriguing than a box of well organized, well tied steelhead flies.  It helps if the box itself is designed to hold each fly securely so they stay in excellent condition and are all easily visible.  Wheatley aluminum boxes have been keeping some of the worlds most expensive salmon and steelhead flies in excellent condition for over one hundred years. With six distinctive colors and seven styles of inserts available these boxes can be customized to fit nearly any size of trout, steelhead or salmon flies and the different colors help you remember which flies are in which box. They make great gifts for special occasions.  It's never too early to think about Christmas.
Six beautiful colors. Choose Your Durable Aluminum Shell. Customize Your Wheatley Fly Box !!!
Six Colors Choose Your Shell Customize Your Box

Now you can own a genuine English made Richard Wheatley anodized aluminum fly box that has been customized just for you.  The 9601 Series of Wheatley boxes come in 6 colors and with 4 different foam pad inserts or 3 different fly clip inserts.  That gives you the choice of many different combinations and many different configurations.  Pick your aluminum shell color and then pick two of the foam pads to suit your needs.  Peal the backing from each pad insert and stick it into the box.  You may pick two pads that are the same or two that are different.  You may have us install the pads for you at no extra charge by telling us to do so in the "Special Instruction" part of the order form.
Tested by hard working guides around the world...

Box measurements are:  6" High  x 3 5/8" Wide  x  1 1/8" Thick

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9601SV Wheatley Aluminum Box Shell, Anodized Silver $38.95

9601BK Wheatley Aluminum Box Shell, Anodized Black $38.95

9601BL Wheatley Aluminum Box Shell, Anodized Blue $38.95

9601RD Wheatley Aluminum Box Shell, Anodized Red $38.95

9601GD Wheatley Aluminum Box Shell, Anodized Gold $38.95

9601GN Wheatley Aluminum Box Shell, Anodized Green $38.95

Use these foam inserts to customize your own fly box. Fits any 6" Wheatley Fly Box. Adhesive backed for easy use. All foam inserts are snow white.  To Top
Ripple Flat Flat Castle
Ripple Flat Slotted Castle
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5029LP Wheatley Ripple Foam Adhesive Backed Insert $3.00

5026FX Wheatley Flat Foam Adhesive Backed Insert $3.00

5026SF Wheatley Slotted Foam Adhesive Backed Insert $3.00

5028 Wheatley Castle Foam Adhesive Backed Insert $8.15

Use these Fly Clip inserts to customize your own fly box. Fits any 6" Wheatley Fly Box. Adhesive backed for easy use. All clips are stainless steel.  To Top
Inserts featuring Weatley's famous FLY CLIPS are now available!

Large 7's

Small 7's

5's

5061 Weatley Small 7's Clip, Adhesive Backed Insert $14.25

5062 Weatley Large 7's Clip, Adhesive Backed Insert $14.25

5063 Weatley 5's, Adhesive Backed Insert $14.25


We got this via our good friend Ron Walp:
A Mayonnaise Jar and Two Beers rs
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers .
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.
The sand is everything else---the small stuff.
'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
'Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities.
The rest is just sand.' One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.' The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.'

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