Salt HD 890-4



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Sage Salt HD 890-4 fly rod

9’0″ 8-weight, 3 15/16 oz., 4-piece fly rod with case and liner


  1. This rod stumped me on the casting pond. I expected it to be the best in the series, but just couldn’t figure it out. The 890-4 Salt HD is perfectly capable of casting at any fishing distance, from 20-80 feet, but it doesn’t throw the gorgeous loops of the 6, 7 and 9-weights in this series. This is a practical saltwater 8-weight, but not a special fly rod. In comparison with other models, it feels a little clubby. The line doesn’t leap out of the guides. It just isn’t as finely tuned as the others. I tried it with both a Rio Bonefish line and the new Flats Pro. The Flats Pro generates more power, but feels awkward. The bonefish line was a substantial improvement, in my opinion. The Sage team recommends the Flats Pro line, which delivers a lot of punch. A bonefish tapers presents with greater control, however, and I personally recommend that line for better overall feel.

    John Duncan (Telluride Angler)
  2. The Salt HD 890 is in my opinion the most improved rod in the lineup. I was never a huge fan of the Salt 890, and I was excited to see how the new HD would turn out in the 8 weight. I was even more excited when I found out I would have the chance to fish one while in Florida for IFTD. My On the Water review may be found on the Salt HD page of our website. Read the full review for all the details, but in general this rod was a smooth and confident caster that handled all the different lines I cast without a hitch. It is a confidence inspiring 8 weight that empowers the angler to achieve more: bigger fish, better casts into the wind, and longer, more accurate shots. This is Sage’s best saltwater 8 weight and a serious tool for the dedicated saltwater fly fisherman.

    Richard Post (The Telluride Angler)
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