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Sage R8 Core Rods


For most of us, an idyllic day on the water is not when we’re thinking more, but when we’re thinking less. Finding that state of fishing in the moment, where instinct and experience bring us to an almost zen-like awareness of each subtle motion and movement—that’s what R8 is all about. It’s not a race or a competition, but a state we all aim to reach out on the water. With R8 technology we enhance that two-way connection from hand to fly and back for greater feel, flow and control.

 


 

DETAILS

  • Revolution 8 Technology
  • Silver Pine blank color
  • Slate primary thread wraps with graduated White and Grey trim
  • Fuji ceramic stripper guides with hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
  • Laser etched line weight on slide band
  • Black rod bag with new quick-tie cord lock for faster, easier, and cleaner storage
  • Aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion

3WT - 6WT

  • Premium Flor grade snub-nose half-wells cork handle
  • Sustainable Ziricote wood insert with anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat

5WT - 9WT

  • Premium Flor grade full-wells cork handle with cork/EVA fighting butt
  • Gunmetal anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat
  • Integrated hidden hook keeper in reel seat
 

 

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Sage R8 Core 390-4
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

9'0"
3 Weight
4 Piece
Snub-Nose, Half-Wells

For delicate presentations of small flies to average-sized trout on light tippets, the 390-4 is the tool of choice. The length gives good casting distance and line control.



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Sage R8 Core 486-4
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

8'6"
4 Weight
4 Piece
Snub-Nose, Half-Wells

The 486-4 is a trout lover's rod. Light in hand and extremely accurate, it delivers small to medium size flies to picky trout and protects light tippets during battle.



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Sage R8 Core 490-4
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

9'0"
4 Weight
4 Piece
Snub-Nose, Half-Wells

A light and versatile trout rod, the 490-4 offers great line control without compromising accuracy. Best for dry flies and smaller nymphs.

 


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Sage R8 Core 4100-4
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

10'0"
4 Weight
4 Piece
Snub-Nose, Half-Wells

The 4100-4 is a standout nymphing rod. It offers the utmost in line control yet retains accuracy and delicacy for strike detection and tippet protection.




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Sage R8 Core 586-4
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

8'6"
5 Weight
4 Piece
Snub-Nose, Half-Wells

The 586-4 is great for wade fishing for trout. Extremely accurate and able to cast a wide variety of fly sizes and weights.



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Sage R8 Core 590-4
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

9'0"
5 Weight
4 Piece
Snub-Nose, Half-Wells

Our most versatile and most popular rod model. The 590-4 handles trout flies of nearly any size, lines of varying densities and does so with superb feel, accuracy, and line control.



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Sage R8 Core 596-4FB
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

9'6"
5 Weight
4 Piece
Full-Wells w/Cork Composite Fighting Butt

A slightly longer five-weight to aid in casting distance and line control when fishing for trout. The 596-4FB features a fighting butt and is great for big river fishing, nymphing, and stillwater situations. 



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Sage R8 Core 5100-4FB
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

10'0"
5 Weight
4 Piece
Full-Wells w/Cork Composite Fighting Butt

Our longest five-weight is our most powerful one. Able to cast longer distances, the 5100-4FB has the greatest line control and mending capabilities. Featuring a fighting butt, this rod is great for stillwater and nymphing scenarios.



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Sage R8 Core 690-4
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

9'0"
6 Weight
4 Piece
Snub-Nose, Half-Wells

The 690-4 is a very powerful trout rod, able to cast large, heavy and wind-resistant flies long distances or into heavy winds. Great for big river trout fishing and smallmouth bass.



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Sage R8 Core 690-4FB
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

9'0"
6 Weight
4 Piece
Full-Wells w/Cork Composite Fighting Butt

A fighting butt version of the 690-4FB. A streamer junkie's favorite, this rod has enough power to cast big streamers or bass bugs all day. The 690-4FB is all-water ready with an anodized aluminum reel seat.



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Sage R8 Core 696-4FB
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

9'6"
6 Weight
4 Piece
Full-Wells w/Cork Composite Fighting Butt

The 696-4FB is at home on big trout rivers where streamers and nymphing rigs are the norm and features an all-water ready reel seat.



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Sage R8 Core 790-4
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

9'0"
7 Weight
4 Piece
Full-Wells w/Cork Composite Fighting Butt

A very versatile and often-overlooked rod weight. The 790-4 is equally at home fishing streamers from a drift boat, bass fishing, or fishing for trophy trout and salmon in Alaska.



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Sage R8 Core 796-4
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

9'6"
7 Weight
4 Piece
Full-Wells w/Cork Composite Fighting Butt

The 796-4 is a favorite of steelhead-indicator fishermen and Alaska trout anglers. Added length for mendability and line control.



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Sage R8 Core 7100-4
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

10'0"
7 Weight
4 Piece
Full-Wells w/Cork Composite Fighting Butt

The 7100-4 offers the greatest line control of all 7-weights. With incredible mending capability in rivers and distance in lakes or bigger rivers.


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Sage R8 Core 890-4
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

9'0"
8 Weight
4 Piece
Full-Wells w/Cork Composite Fighting Butt

Our most versatile and popular all-water rod model. The 890-4 is able to effectively present flies and handle the fight with Alaska trout and salmon, striped bass, largemouth bass or other similarly-sized species.



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Sage R8 Core 896-4
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

9'6"
8 Weight
4 Piece
Full-Wells w/Cork Composite Fighting Butt

For anglers fishing heavy, sinking lines or heavy, multiple-fly nymphing rigs to anadromous species, the 896-4 is the perfect choice.


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Sage R8 Core 8100-4
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

10'0"
8 Weight
4 Piece
Full-Wells w/Cork Composite Fighting Butt

The 8100-4 offers incredible line control and distance for anglers pursuing large species. Extremely effective as a beach rod for striped bass as well as a river rod for anadromous species.



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Sage R8 Core 990-4
$1,050.00 Be the first one to write a review

9'0"
9 Weight
4 Piece
Full-Wells w/Cork Composite Fighting Butt

The 990-4 is a very versatile all-water and big game rod, able to pull on striped bass, large anadromous species, and big aggressive freshwater meat-eaters.