Travel Confidently with Sage’s New Fly Rod Tubes and Cases

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Travel Confidently with Sage’s New Fly Rod Tubes and Cases
June 13, 2013 (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) – Fly fishing industry leader, Sage Manufacturing, offers anglers peace of mind with its redesigned Ballistic Rod Tubes and Traditional Rod Tubes.

Updated in form and function, Sage’s new Ballistic Rod Tubes feature heavy duty ballistic nylon, lockable zippers, updated shoulder straps, reinforced end caps and divider pockets. Available in multiple sizes including single and multi-rod tubes, single rod/reel cases, spey rod/reel cases and double rod/reel cases, anglers have plenty of options for daily use or for extended travel. Ranging in price from $40 to $75, Ballistic Rod Tubes come in 17 size options and will be available in August.

Sage’s Traditional Rod Tubes offer anglers a classic, lightweight option for the most popular sizes of freshwater and saltwater rods. Available in the stealth color with a platinum colored Sage medallion, both 2 and 2.25-inch models accommodate a wide selection of fly rods. The freshwater Rod Tubes will retail for $65 and the saltwater for $70. Both will be available in August.

26 Responses to Travel Confidently with Sage’s New Fly Rod Tubes and Cases

  1. Arni Jonsson says:

    Any word on what the size options for the ballistic tubes will be?

    • flyfishsage says:

      Hi Arni,

      Single Rod Tubes: 9 foot (30″), 10 foot (33″) and 13 foot 6 inches (44″) options
      Bulk Tubes: 10 foot (33″), 12 foot 6 inches (42″) and 15 foot (48″) options
      Single cases: 9 foot (30″), 10 foot (33″) and 9 foot two piece (57″)
      Spey Case: 12 foot (40″), 13 foot 6 inches (44″) and 15 foot (48′)
      Double case: 9 foot (30″), 10 foot (33″) and 9 foot two piece (57″)

      -Team Sage

  2. Robert Giller says:

    I am trying to find a dealer in the Mt. Vernon, WA area that handles your Sage 30″ double case for 9′ 4 pc fly rods with reels attached. If none available, do you sell direct to a customer? Thanks, Bob

    • flyfishsage says:

      Hi Robert,
      These haven’t been released to our distribution yet, so it may be a few days before they become available for purchase. We do sell them direct on our site here:
      Check back in a few days and they should be available. Holiday Sports in Burlington is a dealer, so you might want to check with them too see if they’ve ordered any.

      -Team Sage

  3. Shawn says:

    Ballistic cases still not for sale, can’t even buy on your above posted home link.

  4. Troy Anderson says:

    Any updates on when will be these be available?

  5. Dave says:


    The color listed for the bulk tubes (33 inch) is aluminum/black. Are these tubes covered with the ballistic nylon as well? Or are they similar to the aluminum sage rod tubes – aluminum with black caps?


    • flyfishsage says:

      Hi Dave,
      That is actually just an error. All tubes are covered with ballistic nylon including the bulk tubes. Sorry for the confusion.

      -Team Sage

  6. Thuy Tran says:

    For the 40″ spey case, is 12′ the absolute maximum rod length that can be accommodated? Would I need a 44″ case for a 12’4″ spey rod?
    Are the older green rod cases still available? Thanks.

    • flyfishsage says:

      Hi Thuy,
      For spey rods over 12″ you’ll need to move up to the 44″ tube. The older green cases were discontinued a few years ago and are no longer available.

      -Team Sage

  7. Tom says:

    I’m interested in the double rod case in the 33″ size but I’m not clear if that is the exterior measurement or the interior. I want to put a Sage TXL 7’10” 3-piece rod into this tube. Can you advise if it will fit properly?

  8. Brian says:

    Which size case for a Sage One 9’6″ 4pc rod? Will it fit in the 30″ case?

  9. David says:

    How many 9′ 8wt and 10wt XI3 rods can I get in the 6″ 33″ bulk case?

  10. Steve says:

    Which tube do I need for two travel spinning rods and two nine foot four piece fly rods? Ballistic 4 inch or six inch? Thanks

    • flyfishsage says:

      Hi Steve,
      Depends on how thick the spinning rods are but as a frame of reference the 4″ can hold 6 saltwater fly rods.

      -Team Sage

  11. Mathieu says:

    What case do I need for my 790-3 with the reel on?

    • flyfishsage says:

      Hi Mathieu,
      We don’t make any 3 piece cases but if you wanted to retrofit a 40″ spey case would fit it or you could get the 57″ two piece case. Neither is going to fit perfectly though.

      -Team Sage

  12. Matt says:

    Does the ballistic case allow you to transport the rod rigged (fly line and leader threaded)? I’m looking for a case to protect my Sage One 9’6″ 4 piece while I hike through thick brush, but minimize the assembly time…

    • flyfishsage says:

      Hi Matt,

      If you buy the 10′ 2-piece single or double case you can have the rod rigged in two pieces if you disconnect the rod at the middle.

      -Team Sage

  13. John says:

    Have a sage ballistic spey rod 40″ case and the PVC has broken in two. Bought in January and lasted to mid March. Any ideas for repairs or replacement?


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