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Sage SALT HD Fly Rods
 
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Product Code: SAGE-SALT-HD-MP

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Sage SALT HD Fly Rod - HD is better.


KonneticHD Technology
Squid Ink blank color
  • Black thread wraps with Blue trim wraps
  • Oversized Fuji ceramic stripper guides
  • Oversized hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
  • Heavy-duty Stealth Black anodized aluminum uplocking reel seat
  • Integrated hidden hook keeper in reel seat
  • Laser etched line weight on slide band
  • Super Plus full-wells cork handle
  • Black rod bag with Blue logo and model tag
  • Blue powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion


The RIO Flats Pro DirectCore Fly Line Matches EXTREMELY well with the Sage SALT HD Rod.

Recommendations for Rod Weights vs. Fish Species

6–7 WT: Skinny water / floating line / calm conditions / presentation quality for smaller, lighter flies. These rods will handle almost all Bonefish applications as a dedicated rod.
8 WT: All-around light duty / floating & sinking lines / increased fish fighting backbone / presentation quality for variety of fly sizes. Perfect "go to" rod for all around fishing. Capable of a delicate delivery for Bonefish, but would be right at home for Snook or Baby Tarpon.
9 WT: Permit / sinking lines / increased casting power for fighting wind and delivering bigger flies, and some small to mid-sized Tarpon work.
10 WT: Small tarpon & big permit / increased casting power for throwing oversized air resistant fly patterns. In wind 10 weights cast weighted flies straighter and more accurately. Something to consider for serious Permit fisherman. Jack Crevalle beware and it would be a great Dorado rod. Just be careful around the boat when landing them with a #10.
11 WT: Tarpon / quick loading for maximum line pickup and quick shots
12 WT: Flats edges & light bluewater / any variety of sinking & floating lines. Probably the most popular rod for Tarpon in the Florida Keys.
13–16 WT: Offshore bluewater / fish fighting & lifting tool / 8’ 6” and extended fighting butt for casting off boats

Handles:
Heavy-duty Stealth Black anodized aluminum uplocking reel seat
Super Plus full-wells cork handle
Benefits:
  • More pulling power than a standard Fast Action Rod to bring stronger fish to hand more efficiently
  • Increased line lifting power allowing for long range second shots
  • Konnetic HD’s improved energy transfer allows for more stable, accurate casts
  • Larger guide set allows bulkier saltwater knots to smoothly move through guides
  • Slim blank to slice through the wind
  • Ultralight, strong blank reduces fatigue on long, extended saltwater days

Handles:
  • Heavy-duty Stealth Black anodized aluminum uplocking reel seat
  • Super Plus full-wells cork handle
  • Super Plus full-wells cork handle with extended fighting butt (13 - 16 WT)

Sage - Perfecting Performance from Sage Fly Fish on Vimeo.

Here at Red's we got the wonderful opportunity to cast the all new Sage Salt HD fly rod with Sage's rep, George Cook before it was launched. We are already planning on packing a whole quiver of these bad boys for our saltwater trips this upcoming winter and following spring! This rod loads incredibly easily at all distances and makes the need to false cast a thing of the past... after all the fish are in the water! With this rod you can have power without sacrificing fly to hand sensitivity. If you really want to shoot long, stealthy casts, spool up a RIO FLATS PRO line and let that puppy fly.



For your smaller( 6 weight through 8 weight) Sage SALT series rods you may want to consider the Sage DOMAIN reel or Tibor Everglades reel. You won't find a reel more suited for saltwater than either of these. For your larger sizes of rods in this family (9 weight through 16 weight) you cannot go wrong with either the Sage 6000 series or Tibor Riptide series. Built with the same high quality aluminum, sealed carbon drag system and Sage lifetime warranty these reels truly are a lifetime investment!





Choosing the Perfect Saltwater Fly Line for your - New Sage SALT Fly Rods

Well to begin there are two categories in which to break down matching rods with lines - then you select by species. First there is "performance preference", this is line speed and tight loop emphasis and typically favored by experienced casters that want to maximize performance. And secondly there is "load preference", this is the amount of rod load as desired by the caster or what is demanded by the situation. If you are novice to intermediate, a load preference is often favorable. So let us help you narrow it down a bit...

Performance Preference - for your Sage SALT HD fly rod
  1. RIO GENERAL PURPOSE SALTWATER - Our overall favorite saltwater fly line!
  2. RIO BONEFISH - Light presentations and high line speed.
  3. RIO TARPON
  4. RIO FLATS PRO

Load Preference - for your SALT HD

  1. Bonefish Quickshooter (a short heavier head for quick casts at approaching Bonefish, this is a very novice to intermediate friendly line as well)
  2. RIO OUTBOUND SHORT COLDWATER or OUTBOUND SHORT TROPICAL
  3. RIO TARPON SHORT


Giant Trevally Fly Line - All Casters

Keep in mind that while these are our guides/staff and Sage's employees personal preferences the most important opinion is YOURS, so stop by our shop and we will rig up a rod with your choice of line to go try out and find what suites you best!


Advanced Fly Casting - Learn to Double Haul with Your New Sage SALT HD!

This is a high performance fly rod. To make the most out of your investment, learn to Double Haul if you haven't yet! This will help you take full advantage of its craftsmanship and energy.





Sage Fly Rod Warranty:

The Sage fly rod warranty covers breakage and their are some exceptions including fire, theft, and loss. The angler can send in the broken rod directly to Sage and for a handling fee of $50 Sage will repair or replace the rod. They have a great crew and turnaround times are some of the best in the industry.

Rod Cases and Rod Tube

The Sage SALT comes with a nice aluminum tube. Many anglers choose to get a Sage Rod and Reel Case as well so that they don't have to take their reel off of their rod each and every time they want to use it.



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