On The Water Update // Ranch Opener

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It’s great to be back.  Sage has had such a long intertwined history with the Henry’s Fork and no section of Fork is quite as magical as the Ranch.  We could not have been more excited to be on the banks of the Fork for Opening Day.  For those of you who don’t know, the opening of the ranch is about more than just targeting the large, highly selective rainbows, although it is always nice to cast flies at unpressured fish.  Really though, the heart and soul of the opener is the people. Continue reading

On The Water Tour // South Platte River

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South Platte River / June 24th & 25th

The South Platte River has many different sections all with very different characters and fishing opportunities. We will be parked on the most scenic and unique stretch of the Platte, where the trails lining the banks are well worn and the fish know who tied the fly you are trying to present to them. This is the draw of Cheeseman Canyon and the unique spot of Deckers. We will be on the water helping anglers put their best foot forward on this amazing fishery.

See you on the water.

Friday June 24th

Shop Happy Hour @ 5pm at Blue Quill Angler
Drinks and Finger Food
Sage Presentation
Casting Games

Saturday June 25th

Meet us in Deckers right on the water
Demo Rods available to check out and take fishing starting at 8:00am
On The Water School
Steve Parrot // Euro Nymphing 12-1pm
Russell Miller // Trout Spey 1-2pm
Sage will be serving up mid-day snacks and beverages
Beer and Demo Rod Return 6pm

Sunday June 26th

Meet us in Deckers right on the water
Demo Rods available to check out and take fishing starting at 8:00am
On The Water School
Rob Kolanda // Euro Nymphing 12-1pm
Pat Dorsey // Fishing the Canyon 1-2pm
Sage will be serving up mid-day snacks and beverages
Beer and Demo Rod Return 6pm

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On The Water // Henry’s Fork

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The opening of the Ranch on the Henry’s Fork has turned into a global event. People from all around the world come together in Island Park to walk the banks and cast dries to pods of rising trout and we are thrilled to be parking the van in the heart of Island Park to take part in opening day. Sage has a long history with the Henry’s Fork and it will be great to be on the water reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. Continue reading

Craig Caddis Fest // In Search of 7wt

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If you have not yet seen the Streamers Inc video that came out a few years ago, it’s at the bottom of this email and watch it before you continue reading.  Ever since seeing that video and being a streamer junkie I have wanted to get my hands on some of the product that the black market streamer pusher better known as 7wt is known for.  The Sage On The Water Tour brought me into the quite town of Craig a day early before the big Caddis Festival.  I knew this would be my shot to discover who 7wt is and get some product. Continue reading

Pre-Runoff Windows // by Boots Allen

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The early season!  That glorious “under-the-radar” months on my home river.  While so many fly fishers focus on tailwaters further south in Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, the lucky few that know of this time on the Snake River in Wyoming understand how special it is.  Sure, the weather is variable, with cold rains or event snowstorms that dump a few inches on the valley floor not necessarily uncommon.  But the Snake offers dry fly action that rivals what we get in the more popular months of late summer and through autumn. Continue reading

On The Water Tour // Sandy River Report

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Sandy River Spey Clave

Stop number two of the On The Water Tour landed the Vanagon at the 16th annual Sandy River Spey Clave, hosted by our good friends at The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches, Oregon.  Our Westfalia fit right in at this festival of claves, with camping on-site and enthusiastic camaraderie all around.  Mother Nature brought quite a varied showing of weather with scorching sun on Friday, shifting into an all too familiar chilled drizzle for the remainder of the weekend.  Weather aside, we came well equipped this year with every two handed rod we make on hand, rigged up, and ready to hit the water. Continue reading