October Babine River Wild Steelhead

Netted Steelhead - Lani Waller - Babine River BC

If anyone has ever dreamed of fishing at a world class steelheader’s lodge on the beautiful Babine River, this may whet your appetite. Here’s a field report from Sage Ambassador, Lani Waller, that was just too good to keep to ourselves.
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The Last Steelhead

Kirk Werner-Last steelhead-Sage Fly Fishing

A story for Sage by Kirk Werner

I stand along the banks of what we Puget Sound anglers refer to as an “S” River, engaged in one last act of desperation: swinging a fly in green water that was recently much higher and the color of mud. It’s the last Sunday of the month: one day shy of the last day of both January and the winter steelhead season.

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Barry and Cathy Beck Honored By Hall Of Fame

Hall of Fame Ceremony - BArry and Cathy Beck - Sage Fly Fishing

Team Sage’s Barry and Cathy Beck were recently inducted into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Class of 2011. Barry and Cathy are long time Team Sage members.

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Sage uses Konnetic technology in its new European Style Nymph rod family

August 18, 2011 (Bainbridge Island, WA)–Sage Manufacturing, fly–fishing industry leader, announces a new category of fly rod using Konnetic™ technology called the ESN (European Style Nymph). Designed to fit most styles of European tournament nymph fishing, this style of short–line, contact nymphing is gaining popularity in North America.

As heavy fishing pressure tends to push trout out of open feeding areas into faster, choppy runs protected by rocks and structure. Europeans developed a style of direct line nymphing using multiple, weighted flies fished under tension on light tippets to systematically dissect these micro-environments, catching fish when no other method could.
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New BASS II fly rod family from Sage is versatile and lightweight

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. Continue reading

Sage redefines casting accuracy with the ONE rod

Sage-One-Rod-Detail

June 23, 2011 (Bainbridge Island, WA) – Sage Manufacturing, fly-fishing industry leader, launches the ONE™ rod series. The ONE rod is the first precision casting instrument to take advantage of Sage’s groundbreaking Konnetic™ technology. The ONE offers exceptional tracking with virtually no lateral or torsional movement, resulting in astonishing casting accuracy that is unparalleled in the marketplace.

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