Sage R8 Core Fly Rods

The R8 Core series is built on Sage’s first new technological platform since KonneticHD (2016).  The series features a proprietary graphite with two new fibers, one that improves efficiency and another that accentuates hoop strength.  Capitalizing on these advancements, Sage engineers created a fast action fly rod that flexes a little deeper and generates more line speed with greater feedback to the caster.  These are enormously fishable rods, truly expanding the creativity of the angler.

You’ll hear Sage talk about how technology makes these rods better at virtually everything, but for us, the most notable achievements are in the feel and fun factor.  There is simply no question that these rods communicate more to the angler than any previous Sage.  Sage refers to this as the “Amplified 2-way feedback loop.”  Lively, resilient and playful, you’ll fish these rods with a little more love and potentially better results.

  • Revolution 8 Technology
  • Silver Pine blank color
  • Slate primary wrap colors with graduated white and grey trim
  • Fuji ceramic stripping guides with hard chrome snake guides and tip top
  • Black rod bag with new cord lock for quicker, easier, cleaner storage
  • Aluminum rod tube with Sage logo medallion
  • 3-6 wt:  sustainable Ziricote wood insert with anodized uplocking aluminum real seat
  • 3-6 wt:  premium flor grade snub-nosed half-Wells grip
  • 5-9 wt:  corrosion-resistant anodized aluminum reel seat
  • 5-9 wt (all models with a fighting butt):  premium Flor grade full Wells grip with EVA fighting butt