Sage R8 Core
Sage R8 Core is all about true connection though material innovation. With R8 technology, Sage enhances that two-way connection from hand to fly and back for greater feel, flow and control.
Sage has increased the purity of graphite in the rod for even more reactivity and sensitivity. This results in a true two-way connection that returns greater feedback from the fly to the hand.
More progressive dimensional tapers create both a stronger, stiffer backbone and a more heightened feel.
Elongated energy transfer shifts the sweet spot closer to the hand creating a more natural extension of your arm for greater range, quicker reactivity and less wasted effort.
The R8 rods’ amplified, two-way feedback loop due to Sage’s new axial fibre formulation allows you to feel when the power needs to be applied throughout the cast, presentation and when applying the appropriate pressure to fish.
Sage increased the purity of graphite in the rod for even more reactivity and sensitivity. Resulting in a true two-way connection that returns greater feedback from the fly to the hand.
Sage shifted the thinking back to the roots of rhythm and awareness – where you can feel the energy transfer happening in each moment.
Sage’s new axial fibre formulation allows you to feel when the power needs to be applied throughout the cast, presentation, and when applying the appropriate pressure to fish.
With feel that extends to the smallest dry flies, R8 provides the touch to deliver efficient mends with precision.
From subtle sips to streamer strikes, the amplified sensitivity of R8 enables fine nibble feel that triggers instant, instinctual reaction for trout sets or strip sets.
With a fish on, Sage R8 Core’s fusion of stronger backbone yet greater feel enables you to control your fish, even from tough structure, with touch and care.
A fast action provides the capability to stay tight to the line and in control of the presentation, while the high line speed drives a tight loop that assists in laser accuracy in technical dry fly situations.
The sensitive tip section to protect light tippets, a versatile balance between lifting power and delicacy provides perfect synergy for nymph fishing.
A powerful butt section easily throws a wide range of streamers and accommodates a full lineup of sinking tip lines while also quickly pulling aggressive fish out of structure for increased landing success.
Sage R8 Core Features
- Revolution 8 Technology
- Silver Pine blank colour
- 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 quick-tie cord lock for faster, easier and cleaner storage
- Aluminium rod tube with Sage medallion