Thursday, December 29, 2022

Sage One 790

The "Darth Vader"of fly rods. The One series from the Jerry Siem era with Konnetic technology (2012) graphite were revolutionary...

"The ONE rod is the flagship offering from Sage that may redefine the “all-around” rod category, where precision casting accuracy is needed over a wide range of conditions. Hand crafted from our Konnetic Technology three long years in the making, the ONE rod is a game changer. Your game. Its fast action incorporates a built in sweet spot, making the ONE rod the ideal choice for experienced and aspiring casters alike."

Sage blanks are becoming scarce and I am extremely happy to have finished this clean, "lean and mean", sleek looking rod. Built for a friend in Washington, whom I fished with this fall, as a present for his father. I could not think of a better present for a fly-fisherman that lives one hour from the Sage factory. 

This is #perfectionflyrod and the rod-of-a-lifetime. Thanks for looking & Happy New Year everyone!

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Swift Epic 480G

One of the most talked about rod from Swift lately. The newer graphene composite is very strong yet very light. Appointed in a modern-classic style this rod is a clean, sexy, stealthy little beast. Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 31, 2022

Swift Epic 370

A special Epic 370 build. Understated, minimalist beauty. Natural cork, clear wraps, nickel silver and bronze accents. One-of-its-kind. #perfectionflyrod

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Another Sage Trout LL

Here's another Sage Trout LL, this time in the legendary 8'9" #3. 

If you were expecting this to be something like the old models, well it is not. The medium-fast, progressive action is still there. The new, very dense carbon material (Konnetic HD) recovers faster than anything out there without being too stiff and stops dead, with no secondary vibrations. This is a very high performance dry fly rod. 

I was an avid advocate of the classic Sage (Legacy) series of the past like the SPL, TXL, SLT, TXL-F and ZXL's and still love those fine rods. But if one's in the market for a very capable light line trout rod for demanding conditions, this is it. This longer three weight would do just fine on larger water when fish will feed on micro bugs or spent spinners. 

This brown beauty has the cleanest finish, all the classic Sage style appointments, an elegant Struble NS agate stripping guide, diagonal knurled NS winding check and a minimalist, handmade stainless steel wire hook keeper. 

A perfect marriage of timeless style with modern performance. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Sage Trout LL

An exceptional rod from Sage I finished this spring, a replica build in their classic style. 

Appointed with a Struble U20 reel seat and a gorgeous zebra wood and classic NS stripping guide with a ceramic insert. This Sage rod is a class act.

The Trout LL 590 is probably one of the sweetest five weights Sage has come up with lately. I got to cast this rod extensively, and have also fished it once and felt amazing. Not too fast and not too slow.

I have more LL projects in the near future. Here are some pics.