August 18, 2011 (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) –The new Bass II series of rods from Sage is designed for anglers looking to fly fish for bass and other warm water species found around the world with exactly the right tool. Ultra responsive rods with more butt strength and a new Peacock bass model offer anglers the opportunity to add varied species to tick lists.
The Bass II is an advanced performance rod that generates higher line speeds, offers greater accuracy and efficiency when casting big flies, and easier line pickup to quickly recast. This lighter weight collection has a very smooth feel but with maximum leverage to fight aggressive predators and pull big fish from cover. The ideal tool for casting big, wind resistant flies from a kayak or canoe, the Bass II rods are also a great choice for fishing deep in mangroves and salt marshes where close quarters require shorter length rods. This new family includes the new Peacock bass model which is designed specifically to pursue large, aggressive warm water species such as Pike, Muskie and Peacock bass.
“Interest in fly fishing for bass and many other warm water species is growing quickly in North America, and knowing that our customers demand the best tool for each species and fishing conditions is why we developed the Bass II series,” comments Jerry Siem, chief rod designer for Sage.
Designed for fast-action, BASS II rods are built within tournament specifications. With lengths of 7’11”, these rods are ideal for chasing Bluegill, Smallmouth, Largemouth and other larger warm water species. The saltwater safe, red anodized aluminum reel seat pairs nicely with the Tree Frog Green shaft color and rust, gold and black thread wraps. A full-wells grip has a pre-shaped cork handle customized for each rod size. The Bass II rods come in an olive ballistic nylon cloth rod/reel tube with logo and series embroidery, and an appropriate Bass II taper line is included with each line weight at a retail price of $550.
Photo: Rebekka Redd