New Sage ONE Elite

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    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

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

    Chris BeechChris Beech

    Sounds like the Sage version of the Scott M series…

    Best Regards,


    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    I was wondering that Chris.

    Bob RigginsBob Riggins

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

    Bob RigginsBob Riggins

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

    John S.

    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.

    Bob RigginsBob Riggins

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

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Bob –

    Titanium is heavier than aluminum.


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


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

    Mark SidesMark Sides

    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. ::)


    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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