Sage R8 Core Fly Rods

R8 Core is a rod family focused on maximum versatility and applies new revolutionary material technology through our forward thinking lens of what we’re seeing out on the water where one rod needs to show even greater range. At its Core, R8 CORE traces a direct lineage to Sage’s multi application vision, one shaped by the fishing evolutions happening all around us—from habitats we stalk and waters we frequent, to the flies we fish and the diversity of species we now target.

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Sage R8 CORE Technology

  • Taper: More progressive dimensional taper creates both a stronger, stiffer backbone and a more heightened feel all the way to the tip of the rod.
  • Sweet Spot: Shifted sweet spot creates a more natural extension of your arm and delivers a more efficient transfer of energy resulting in less wasted effort.
  • Feedback: Amplified two-way feedback loop due to Sage’s new axial fiber formulation allows you to feel when the power needs to be applied throughout the cast, presentation and when applying the appropriate pressure to fish.
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