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. ::)