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  • #6098
    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    http://www.pitchengine.com/sage/sage-ups-the-ante-with-the-one-elite

    The IFTD show is this coming week so the PR people are working full force.

    #53734
    Chris BeechChris Beech
    Member

    Sounds like the Sage version of the Scott M series…

    Best Regards,

    Beechy

    #53735
    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    I was wondering that Chris.

    #53736
    Bob RigginsBob Riggins
    Member

    How could this possibly be the “finest fly rod to date”.

    #53737
    Bob RigginsBob Riggins
    Member

    The way I read it, it is the Sage One blank with upgraded hardward.

    #53738
    John S.
    Member

    With the upgraded compnents the Sage One Elite 590-4 weighs in at 3 7/16oz while the standard Sage One 590-4 weighs in a 2 3/4oz.

    I’ve always been curious how much lighter the new rods was due to new blank technology (Konnectic, Nano Resin, Boron, etc.) versus a change in components.

    #53739
    Bob RigginsBob Riggins
    Member

    I would question the published specs on the Sage One Elite.

    #53740
    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Bob –

    Titanium is heavier than aluminum.

    #53741

    The biggest weight difference on any of these highest end rods will be felt mostly in the wallet area.

    #53742
    anonymous
    Member

    Does this mean we have moved full circle and are going back to metallic reel seats?

    #53743
    Mark SidesMark Sides
    Member

    On my last bonefish trip there was an 8 wt. “one” that someone in our group had just purchased.

    A couple of us found it in the rod rack at days end and after more than a few beers we started playing around with it and indeed it has a truly light feel to it and a really easy load and launch attitude about it.
    We got a couple of the guides down to the beach to give it a workout and see what they thought and those guys gave it a very positive review, not something they offer too often.

    Would I buy it?
    Not right now, I still really like my T@T, but if I were to upgrade I would certainly give it hard look, if you are willing to drop that kind of cash on a “fishing pole” as my wife calls it.

    Indeed two of my close fishing buddies split a days fishing with it for a try out. Upon returning home they both changed over from a T@T and an RPLXi, both 8wts., to the newer Sage One offering.

    I would never consider offering any definitive commentary without first having inspected, cast and fished this fly rod first hand. ::)

    #53744

    I can be enticed to buy some overpriced gear from time to time, and I own a Sage One (9 1/2 6 wt) that I really like, but I don’t ever see myself getting an Elite.

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