Sage 486-4 X


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SKU: 2029-486-4

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Sage 486-4 X Fly Rod

8’6″ 4-wt, 3 3/8 oz.        Unconditional Lifetime Warranty       Comes with high quality logoed aluminum case and partitioned cloth liner

• KonneticHD Technology®
• Black Spruce blank color
• Dark Green thread wraps with Metallic Grey trim wraps
• Fuji ceramic stripper guides
• Hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
• Freshwater 3 – 6 weights: Vera wood insert with Stealth Black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat, Flor grade snub nosed half-wells cork handle

• Saltwater 5-10 weights: Stealth Black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat, integrated hidden hook keeper in reel seat,
Flor quality full-wells cork handle with EVA fighting butt

• Laser etched line weight on slide band
• Black rod bag with Titanium logo and Black Spruce model tag
• Evergreen powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion
• Handcrafted on Bainbridge Island, USA


  1. Sage 486-4 X: This vintage Sage 4-weight earns some of my highest marks. The 486-4 X swings with the characteristic ultralight feel and tremendous tip sensitivity of Sage’s most legendary trout rods. This rod, like so many in the series, is highly tolerant of a wide range of casting styles. It throws gorgeous, parallel loops at all distances and casts with the intuitiveness of my favorite all time rods. Some anglers felt that ONE trout rods felt light but cast heavy. This model exemplifies one of the fundamental achievements of the X Series: it feels light and casts really, really light.

    Line pairings: Rio Perception, Rio Gold, SA Trout Taper, SA MPX

    John Duncan (Telluride Angler)
  2. The X 486 sported a classic Sage 8′ 6″ action. Nice off the tip but easy to access the lower portions of the blank. This stick was very very accurate and allowed the caster to manipulate loop shape and line speed easily and readily. The rod also wants you to make a distinct pause in the backcast (which everyone should do when they cast a fly rod correctly). Listen to the rod and it responds to the caster in a very encouraging way. The rod was incredibly light through the cast and seemed to always throw a confident encouraging loop. This little rod is a serious freestone rod. Throw a perception on it for closer quarters fishing and a Rio Gold for stretching out a dry fly leader.

    Richard Post (The Telluride Angler)
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