Stacking up Awards

Sage Fly Fishing - Awards - IFTD

Adding to the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX) “Best New Fly Rod” award won in June, Sage Manufacturing received three more awards at last week’s International Fly Tackle Dealers (IFTD) show in Reno, Nevada. The CIRCA from Sage won both the “Best Freshwater Fly Rod” and “Best in Show” and the new 8000 PRO series won the “Best Saltwater Reel” award.

“Winning these awards is further evidence that we have the best design team in the industry,” comments Eric Gewiss, Sage marketing manager. “This is a big honor for everyone at Sage.”

The new CIRCA collection is Sage’s first high performance, slow action fly rod. Using Konnetic technology, the CIRCA collection packs more carbon fiber into a smaller diameter using new manufacturing methods. This technology results in a consistently slow yet responsive action from butt to tip and minimal torsional movement for extraordinary accuracy. Enhanced sensitivity gives anglers precision and control needed for delicate presentations making ‘match-the-hatch’ fisheries ideal for these fly rods. The two through five weight CIRCA series will be available at fly fishing specialty retailers in September.
Sage Fly Reels - 8000 Pro - IFTD
The 8000 PRO series gives anglers a new dimension in fish stopping power via an integrated secondary drag control system. Based on Sage’s proven Sealed Carbon System (SCS), the 8000 PRO features a two-stage drag control. The primary drag knob adjusts in one revolution with 1-20 numbered settings, while the secondary drag knob fine-tunes drag resistance by 15 percent with each sequential adjustment as well as prevents over-spooling when pulling line to cast. With settings A through E, there are a total of 195 individual drag combinations with a maximum setting that has 40 percent more drag than the 6000 series. Featuring a quick change spool mechanism, a broad concave palming rim and a grooved frame for securing line when not casting, this reel will be sold at fly fishing specialty stores in September.

6 Responses to Stacking up Awards

  1. Peter Brigg says:

    Congratulations to all at Sage on the awards for products that richly deserve it and continue to know no bounds.

  2. John Taylor says:

    Congradulations! All my rods are Sage and wouldn’t have it another way. Can’t wait to try the new CIRCA line.

  3. Chad O'Gorman says:

    Congratulations on all of the most recent awards. Sage just keeps raising the bar higher and higher. I guess receiving all of the awards never gets old. Just more evidence as to why Sage rods are the best on the planet!

  4. Gerardo Spoerer says:

    Excelente caña, ¡felicitaciones! La acción y precisión de la caña circa es increíble. Gracias,
    Gerardo Spoerer
    Santiago/Chile

  5. Robbie says:

    I am looking for a new reel for a 13′ 10 wt. Sage One. I will be fishing for steelhead, coho and chinook salmon, and Atlantic salmon in heavy waters.

    Would you recommend the 6012 or 8012 reel?

    Thank you.

    • flyfishsage says:

      Hi Robbie,
      As far as balancing, the 8012 Pro is a little heavier than the 6000 but either one works great, so it really just comes down to personal preference. The 8012 Pro will give you more range of adjustment in the drag though.

      -Team Sage

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