Sage 690-4 MOD

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SKU: 2023-690-4

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Sage 690-4 MOD fly rod

9’0″ 6-weight 4-pc fly rod

The Sage 690-4 MOD is a rhythmic caster that develops power from a relaxed casting strokes.  One of our favorite rods in the series, the 690-4 MOD is an excellent nymph and streamer rod for the angler who prefers feel over raw power.

Reviews

  1. What a pleasant surprise. The 6-weight Mod is appropriately stiffer than the 2-6 weights. It casts with a combination of ease and authority at a wide range of distances. I would recommend this model for large dry flies and nymphs, but not specifically for streamers. This is a great rod to take if you expect to fish a variety of techniques during the day. It would honestly cast a size 18 dry fly quite pleasantly, but still has plenty of horsepower for most nymph rigs and small streamers.

    Lines: RIO Gold, Rio Perception, SA MPX, SA Stillwater, all common WF lines of typical head weight. The SA Titan Taper and RIO Grand are not particularly recommended.

    John Duncan (Telluride Angler)
  2. I was surprised at how much I liked this 6 weight. Modern 6 weights have become faster and stiffer and a lot of them simply don’t work as a trout 6 weight. This rod couldn’t be further from that. Supreme stability and a smooth transition of power make this rod a top pick for a trout angler looking for more feel and versatility from a 6 weight. This rod was as sweet at 15 to 20 feet as it was out to 50 feet. I would also recommend this rod to the dedicated carp fisherman targeting pressured fish. This rod is a top choice for a Gunnison river 6 weight when you can only take one rod with you.

    Richard Post (Telluride Angler
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