Product Preview: Sage One Spey & Switch Rods

Sage Fly Fishing - Product Review - ONE Spey Rod

The guys over at Deneki did some “urban rod testing” with the brand new Sage spey & switch rods. High praise and excitement is what followed.

The subjective side of things is that this rod ‘feels alive’. Laugh if you want to, but those of you who have cast a lot of spey rods know that certain models have a kind of life/energy/spring to them that’s really hard to describe. The 8136-4 ONE feels like it wants to jump out of your hands.

Read the review in its entirety at Deneki.com.

Sage One Rod for Bonefish? Yes.

Sage Fly Fishing - Product Reviews - ONE Rod

The great people at Deneki took the time to test out some ONE Rods on the flats of South Andros Island. Not saltwater rods you say? Check again.

Well…after a whole bunch of shots at bonefish on the flats of South Andros, we buy it. It’s a significant difference – look at that spot where you want to land your fly, make a nice straight back cast, deliver the forward cast and…voila! Watch your fly land where you wanted it to. Seriously, it’s pretty amazing.

Read up on all the details from South Andros Island at Deneki.com.

Quest Ultra-light Jacket Review

Sage Fly Fishing - Product Review - Quest Ultra-Light Jacket

Dan at Adventures Northwest was lucky enough to have his Quest Ultra-Light Jacket during his latest encounter with an afternoon river rainstorm. Seems like we are both glad he packed this super light jacket.

The Sage Quest Ultra-light jacket weighs a mere 11 ounces (for the XL I wore) and packs into a neat bundle about the size of a soda can. Tucked into my vest, I barely knew it was there. But when pressed into use, it offers big-time performance.

Read the rest of Dan’s review at adventuresnw.net.

Household Fly Tying Tools, By Scott Krashan

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In this post, Scott Krashan shares his favorite everyday, household items that he uses for fly tying. We found it different and actually pretty useful. Do you tyers out there have any other household implements you use? If so, tell us in the comments and maybe we’ll do a follow up story featuring your suggestions.
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Two handed fishing for trout

Sage Fly Fishing - Techniques - Spey & Switch

The guys at Deneki have produced a few great posts on spey and switch fishing for trout. Here is their latest installment with some good info!

Anyhow, trout fishing with two handed rods has come a long way in the past three years. We thought we’d give you a little update on the state of the art from our perspective, and the most obvious way to do that in our minds was to cover what’s changed, and what’s stayed the same.

See the full post with all the tips and techniques at Deneki.com.

Bimini Big Game Club, By Pat Ford

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If you’re like most of us who work around here, viewing images of tropical locations, turquoise-blue flats, and fish that you know make reels sing and forearms burn is just the ticket to make any day, a better day. So, take the time to dream a little bit while Pat Ford takes us on a journey to Bimini, Florida. (click on the images to make them bigger and daydream worthy).

Lately people have asked about my favorite location to catch bonefish and permit. It takes a bit of thinking, but if I had to pick just one spot it would be Bimini.

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