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Sage Method Rods

SAGE METHOD ROD

SERIOUSLY SMOOTH, ULTRA-FAST ACTION PERFORMANCE

Sage's 2014 premier collection of high performance rods - the METHOD series. These ultra-fast fly rods use Sage’s proprietary Konnetic™ technology. The METHOD delivers high line speeds and tight loops for extreme distance and wind-cutting casts all while maintaining critical accuracy and feel.

“Being able to offer fly rods that perform to the expectations of the most demanding anglers in any casting situation is the main reason behind designing the METHOD. Sage’s DNA is synonymous with fast-action rods, and through Konnetic technology, we’ve taken seriously smooth, ultra-fast action performance to a new place entirely,” comments Sage Chief Rod Designer, Jerry Siem. “Our newest high performance rods will make any caster better but will help experienced casters notch exceptional casts with regularity.”


The magma red colored shaft of the METHOD is complemented by rust colored primary thread wraps and pewter trim wraps. Fuji ceramic stripping guides and robust guide sets round out the features of this high-end rod series. The rods come in a black rod sock with a red silk-screen and are protected in a fusion red powder-coated rod tube with a silver colored medallion and gloss black end caps.

“Overall, the fast action ONE rod is still and will continue to be our flagship series for a wider range of anglers,” notes Sage Marketing Manager, Eric Gewiss. “The METHOD series makes it possible to take casting abilities to whole new level. It performs quickly and accurately close-in, but if anglers are looking for an ultra-fast action rod that is lightweight, exceptionally smooth yet has the extra punch for farther casts and windy conditions, this rod is for you.”

Twelve single-hand models will be available in 4-6 weights for freshwater with a cocobolo wood insert and black reel seat components paired with a snub-nose, half-wells grip. The saltwater capable 6-11 weights feature a black aluminum reel seat and a full wells handle and fighting butt. Nine Spey and switch models feature a high-grade cork fore and rear grip.

You didn’t become an expert caster just to say you did. And you didn’t do it overnight, either. You practiced, fished hard, and got better because you wanted to catch more fish, more often. You paid your dues, and you met the fish on their own terms, which meant getting the fly out to places they felt the safest: out of the range of merely average casts. Fast action rods have always been a part of your success, and the new METHOD gives you more of what you love most. Like our fastest line speeds to punch through the wind and to carry the biggest, bulkiest, heaviest flies in your box out to where they can strut their stuff.

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  • Ultra-Fast Action Rods Allwater rods from 4-10 weights
  • Konnetic Technology construction
  • Magma red Shaft Color
  • Rust primary thread wraps with Pewter trim wraps
  • Robust guide set
  • Fuji ceramic stripping guides
  • Saltwater: Black aluminum reel seat; Full-wells handle with fighting butt
  • Freshwater: Cocobolo wood insert and black reel seat components; Snub-nose, half-wells grip
  • Black rod bag with Magma colored silkscreen
  • Fusion Red powder coated aluminum rod tube with gloss black end caps and silver medallion
  • sage_method_a_sm.jpg Sage Method 490-4
    $800.00
    9'0"
    4 Weight
    4 Piece
    2 9/16 oz
    Freshwater Grip
    30" Tube
    When more delicate casts and presentation are needed. The most popular length for fly fishing.

    sage_method_a_sm.jpg Sage Method 590-4
    $800.00
    9'0"
    5 Weight
    4 Piece
    2 5/8 oz
    Freshwater Grip
    30" Tube
    The line weight for all around trout fishing with sizes #6-#16 flies. The most popular length for fly fishing.

    sage_method_a_sm.jpg Sage Method 690-4
    $810.00
    9'0"
    6 Weight
    4 Piece
    3 oz
    Freshwater Grip
    30" Tube
    The line weight for big bugs and wind. Trout, smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. The most popular length for fly fishing.

    sage_method_b_sm.jpg Sage Method 691-4
    $810.00
    9'0"
    6 Weight
    4 Piece
    3 1/8 oz
    Saltwater Grip
    30" Tube
    The line weight for big bugs and wind. Trout, smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. The most popular length for fly fishing.

    sage_method_b_sm.jpg Sage Method 697-4
    $810.00
    9'7"
    6 Weight
    4 Piece
    2 1/2 oz
    Saltwater Grip
    31 1/2" Tube
    The line weight for big bugs and wind.Extra length for open water fishing.

    sage_method_b_sm.jpg Sage Method 790-4
    $810.00
    9'0"
    7 Weight
    4 Piece
    3 9/16 oz
    Saltwater Grip
    30" Tube
    The perfect line weight for delicate saltwater presentations and windless days. Speckled trout, redfish and small bonefish. The most popular length for fly fishing.

    sage_method_b_sm.jpg Sage Method 796-4
    $810.00
    9'6"
    7 Weight
    4 Piece
    3 11/16 oz
    Saltwater Grip
    31 1/2" Tube
    The line weight for big bugs and wind. Trout, smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. A great length for a little extra reach when wading deep.

    sage_method_b_sm.jpg Sage Method 7100-4
    $810.00
    10'0"
    7 Weight
    4 Piece
    3 15/16 oz
    Saltwater Grip
    33" Tube
    A delicate line weight to cast large streamers and nymphs. Large trout, summer steelhead, redfish, and sea trout. A great length for big water and big flies.

    sage_method_b_sm.jpg Sage Method 890-4
    $810.00
    9'0"
    8 Weight
    4 Piece
    3 3/4 oz
    Saltwater Grip
    30" Tube
    The most versatile big fish line weight combining long casts with delicate delivery. Steelhead, Salmon, Bonefish, Bass and Snook. The most popular length for fly fishing.

    sage_method_b_sm.jpg Sage Method 990-4
    $820.00
    9'0"
    9 Weight
    4 Piece
    3 15/16 oz
    Saltwater Grip
    30" Tube
    A real work horse with heavy lines, large flies and big game fish. Bluefish, stripers, pike and muskie. The most popular length for fly fishing.

    sage_method_b_sm.jpg Sage Method 1090-4
    $820.00
    9'0"
    10 Weight
    4 Piece
    4 1/4 oz
    Saltwater Grip
    30" Tube
    When you need a little extra punch. Bluefish, stripers, pike and muskie. The most popular length for fly fishing.

    sage_method_c_sm.jpg Sage Method 1190-4
    $820.00
    9'0"
    11 Weight
    4 Piece
    4 7/8 oz
    Saltwater Plus Grip
    30" Tube


    About Konnetic™ Technology:
    Konnetic technology, the most recent and significant evolution in fly rod innovation, uses new materials combined with pioneering manufacturing methods and processes. This technology incorporates an optimized ratio of Sage’s proprietary resin to exclusive high modulus aerospace-grade carbon fiber.

    The latest construction methods include Sage’s Advanced Modulus Positioning System (AMPS); a process that precisely aligns and positions carbon fiber materials to exacting tolerances for the greatest blank strength delivering extremely efficient energy transfer throughout the shaft. Using Sage’s High Compression Molding process, carbon fibers are compacted for optimum density and precise alignment while simultaneously fusing the 50% lighter all-carbon fiber inner core.