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SHAPING 8 REVOLUTIONS IN HOW WE FISH // BEHIND THE R8 CORE FLY ROD
We don’t just fish for the fishing, we fish to feel it in our soul. Since our founding on the shores of Puget Sound, Sage has revolutionized graphite fly rod technology not once or twice, but seven times. The next revolution is coming, shaped by the fishing evolutions happening all around us—from habitats we stalk and waters we frequent, to the flies we fish and the diversity of species we now target. The all new R8 CORE Fly Rod is emerging soon....
ENHANCED HAND-TO-ROD CONNECTION We’ve increased the purity of graphite in the rod for even more reactivity and sensitivity, shifting energy further down the blank and into the handle. This transfer of energy creates a more natural extension of your arm, ultimately resulting in less wasted effort and intuitive reactivity. Rather than dialing up parking lot distance, we’ve shifted the thinking back to the roots of rhythm and awareness—where you can experience the energy happening in each moment.
AMPLIFIED SENSORY FEEDBACK LOOP Effortless energy transfer and more connected feel, the amplified two-way feedback loop of R8 Technology, due to our new axial fiber formulation, allows you to feel when the power needs to be applied throughout the cast, presentation, and when applying the appropriate pressure to fish.
HEIGHTENED FISHING EXPERIENCE Whether it’s the mental chess of matching the hatch, the headspace of reading the water or the instinct putting a fly in exactly the right spot—our best days emerge when our mind is right. It always seems that when we’re not thinking about it is precisely when our fishing mind takes over—where every single moment feels almost automatic or instinctual. With immediate feedback from tip to hand, R8 is designed to facilitate that higher state of mental flow and focus when small decisions, thoughts, and actions line up effortlessly.