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Sage SALT R8 Rod




Most salt rods are built for pure power and ultimate strength—that is table stakes for the venue and the discipline. With our new R8 graphite, adding 25% more strength-per-weight was the easy part—a simple function of material advancement—but one that also increased the fight in the rod even down to our six-weight. We increased the pure pulling power without the need to add more material, fillers or reinforcement. The outcome is simple, providing the ability for faster landing times and reducing fish stress and catch-and-release pressure on ever so delicate ecosystems.

More strength and fight were an obvious upgrade, yet few salt rods, especially in the heavier weights, achieve the importance of feel for fine touch shots and precise presentations. Shaping a taper that brought this increased touch into the equation took more time. Yet after a long residence in the birthplace of saltwater fly fishing, and working directly with the experienced guides there, our rod designers found the right profile and fiber alignment that delivered strength, fine touch presentation, and a more intuitive sweet spot to a class of rods that have long had a reputation as unwieldy, unforgiving and difficult. With the SALT R8, gone are the days of sacrificing the feel and touch in your saltwater rod.

SALT R8 890-4 - All Models

Model Line  Length Weight
SALT R8 690-4 6 9'0" 3 5/8oz
SALT R8 790-4 7 9'0" 3 13/16oz
SALT R8 890-4 8 9'0" 4oz
SALT R8 990-4 9 9'0" 4 1/8oz
SALT R8 1090-4 10 9'0" 4 1/2oz
SALT R8 1190-4 11 9'0" 5oz
SALT R8 1290-4 12 9'0" 5 1/8oz
SALT R8 1290-4 FG * 12 9'0" 5 5/16oz
SALT R8 1586-4 ** 15 8'6" 7 1/8oz
9 models available
*Extended Full-Wells With Eva Fighting Butt
** Extended Full-Wells With Extended Eva Fighting Butt
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