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Sage R8 Core Rod - Limited Edition

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Retro Grey / Limited Edition

The all-new limited edition Retro Grey colorway, available in a select few models, is inspired by a pivotal period in Sage history - a time when long-brimmed hats, members only jackets, and eye-catching colors were all the rage. Based on the palette brought to Sage in the early 90’s with the SP family of rods, the Retro Grey R8 CORE features an iconic Teal silk screen and Jade trim wraps reminiscent of the SP blank color and tube accents. Set on the lighter grey blank, the colors pop with the same vibrancy as 90’s culture. Finished with a complimenting Ziricote wood reel seat and Silver Pine anodized aluminum hardware, the new Retro Grey R8 CORE offers a unique take on Sage’s expansive heritage.



R8 CORE is focused on maximum versatility and applies new revolutionary R8 material technology through our forward-thinking lens of what we’re seeing out on the water - where one rod needs to show even greater range. At its core, R8 CORE traces a direct lineage to Sage’s multi-application / fast action vision, one 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. Coming in a range from 3wt to 9wt, with a variety of lengths from 8’6” to 10’0”, there’s sure to be a model to fit the core needs of every freshwater angler.



  • Revolution 8 Technology
  • Silver Pine blank color
  • Slate primary thread wraps with graduated White and Grey trim
  • Fuji ceramic stripper guides with hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
  • Black rod bag with new cord lock for quicker, easier, and cleaner storage
  • Aluminium rod tube with Sage medallion 3wt - 6wt
  • Sustainable Ziricote wood insert with anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat
  • Premium Flor grade snub-nose half-wells cork handle 5wt - 9wt
  • Corrosion resistant anodized aluminum reel seat
  • Premium Flor grade full-wells cork handle with cork/EVA fighting butt
  • Integrated “hidden” reel seat hook keeper.
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