Sage Continues its Awards Winning Streak

Sage Luggage

February 28, 2013 (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) – Sage, the leading manufacturer of fly rods, reels, apparel and accessories, continues to earn awards and recognition for both fly rods and reels.

In the Field & Stream March issue, the Sage CIRCA won the ‘Best of the Best’ award. Reviewer Ted Leeson notes, “these rods are far better suited to the trout fishing conditions most of us routinely encounter, where precision and delicacy count for more than distance and power.”

The Sage CIRCA also won the Sporting Classics ‘Award of Excellence’ for fishing. Senior Editor Todd Tanner calls the CIRCA “…one of the sweetest, smoothest casting rods to ever grace a trout stream.”

Fish Alaska awarded both the Sage ONE 590-4 fly rod and the 3850CF reel with gold medals in its annual Gear Awards edition. The new 4260 reel received a silver medal, and the ONE fly rod in both single-handed and two-handed models received the ‘Retailer’s Choice Award’.

Every year the International Game & Fish Association recognizes manufacturers whose products caught more world record fish than any other. For the 2012 fishing season, Sage wins the fly rod category again with 40 record-breaking fish caught using Sage rods. The award will be presented to Sage at the Tenth Annual World Record Achievement Awards ceremony in April.

 

Award Winning CIRCA

Award Winning CIRCA

 

Sage Community Spotlight

Sage Employee

 

Sage was just recently spotlighted in a video by local county’s Economic Development Alliance. Check out some of the rod building process and the hardworking people that make everything possible.

 

Castaway Films – Devils Gold

Fly Fishing Film Tour

 

It’s that time of year when the thrill of monster fish and exotic landscapes make their way into a town near you. It’s the Fly Fishing Film Tour and we’re proud to announce that our friends over at Castaway films had their Film “Devils Gold” selected to the show this year. Check it out below and head on over to the tours website for a schedule of when it’ll be in your town. Might just be about time you book that trip to Bolivia while your at it!

 

 

 

The Sure Thing

Green Drake river

“It could be tonight,” he thought as he stood on the bank of the river.
The green drakes would hatch tonight.

All his life he had dreamed of a hatch like this: Fifteen minutes before dusk, cottonwoods caught in shadows, green drakes would suddenly appear, like someone flipped a switch, accompanied by the swish and crack of a fish launching completely out of the current.

Beginning of July and the hatch was overdue. An above average snow pack, ripping brown wave trains, and flows above twenty five thousand cfs made for colder than normal water temperatures and sporadic hatches.

He looked down stream and watched his buddy connect with a rainbow on the edge of some drowned willows. Yes, this would be his lucky night, exactly how it was supposed to be. He tied on his favorite pattern and scanned the water for rises. The light was dimming, the moment was right, and he gave a shout to his friend.

Were they really hatching?
Why didn’t he see any rises? Should he have stayed home and done his laundry?
Who had invented twitter and why?

“Do you see any?” Staring at the river, he wanted to believe they would hatch.
“Do you see any?” he yelled.

It would not be tonight. The answer was no—

 

Green Drake

Not tonight

 

The Sure Thing by Cameron Scott. Cameron’s work can be found in The Drake and The Fly Fish Journal as well as his website www.cameronkellerscott.com

Photos by Ben Hayes and Draper White

Sage Swag Giveaway (Week Four)

Sage Swag

See this week’s trivia question below to enter to win some Sage swag. Post your answer by Wednesday in the comments section and we’ll pick a winner with the correct answer on Thursday morning. Remember, all answers can be found on the website. Good Luck!

Question: How many models does the new ONE two-handed rods have? (Hint: Switch included)

Answer: The new ONE two-handed rods have 14 models from a 4116-4 Switch rod all the way up to a 10150-4 Spey rod.

Congratulations to this week’s winner Robin Squires!

Sage Swag Giveaway (Week Three)

Sage Swag

 

See this week’s trivia question below to enter to win some Sage swag. Post your answer by Wednesday in the comments section and we’ll pick a winner with the correct answer on Thursday morning. Remember, all answers can be found on the website. Good Luck!

Question: How many grams of Primaloft insulation are in the Quest Insulated Softshell Hoody?

 
Answer: The Quest Insulated Softshell Hoody has 120gr of Primaloft insulation to keep that core of yours warm.

Congratulations to Robert Gabriel, our winner this week!