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September 14, 2010 (Bainbridge Island, WA) – Sage Manufacturing, fly fishing industry leader, is pleased to introduce the 4200 series reel family for 2011. Technically advanced features and a reliable, lightweight carbon drag system are at the heart of the 4200 series design.

The 4200 series is the greatest value in the high-end reel market thanks to an abundance of features for worry-free performance. These reels are made from fully machined anodized 6061 T6 aluminium, tumble polished and inspected by hand to ensure incredible durability and strength but also corrosion resistance. To reduce casting fatigue, a new lightweight design was engineered but not at the expense of strength and durability. The 4200 series range from a 3/4 weight to a 9/10 weight with appropriately sized ergonomic handles and drag range specific to each reel size. Prices range from $289 for the 4230, $299 for the 4250, $309 for the 4280, and $319 for the 4210. Extra spools are available for each reel size.

“This series of reels took a great deal of advanced engineering in order to include every detail yet still be priced reasonably for our consumer,” says Kurt Van Wyck, Director of R&D. “The real value and technology story here is based around the unique Floating Tripod Drag system.”

The Floating Tripod Drag is one of the more unique configurations of Sage’s Sealed Carbon System drag technologies, and stands by itself in the field. The Floating Tripod consists of a carbon disk riding on a stainless steel rotor supported by a triangle of three smaller carbon disks. Like the three legs of a stool, the system is perfectly balanced and incredibly low weight, providing smooth resistance through its full range of settings. A numbered one-revolution drag knob offers the benefit of quick and precise drag adjustments. As with every reel from Sage, the Floating Tripod is sealed and impervious to outside elements such as sand, grit and salt, requiring no maintenance beyond simple rinsing