Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sage 490 LL. A classic revamped.

Here is a refinished Sage 490 LL rod, the famous "Light line" series designed by Don Green in 1982. I have kept the original reel seat and the cork on this rod. I gave the nickel parts some polishing, a new oil coat to the wood insert, sandpapered the cork handle, brand new thread wraps and a classy rod bag. This rod has now the highest finish quality just like all my custom rods. I was fortunated to find this rare Sage rod in good condition here in Romania and now my friend in Norway will happily fish this rod for years to come. Thanks for looking!













2 comments:

Jay said...

Yes a classic indeed!
I think it's a much better casting rod than the raved 389LL. You know how much I like my 490-4 LL!

Your work on this rod is just how it should be done. Respect for the rod's original looks. I have seen terrible examples of the wrong way.

George Minculete said...

I couldn't have finished it any other way. Thank you Jay!