The Sage Smallmouth Fly Rod:

“After working with a small, tight-lipped group of serious bass anglers, we’ve developed three rods that can drop a hair frog or an air-light diver with pinpoint accuracy and hardly a ripple on the water. From a fly fishing perspective, we’re talking about effortlessly pushing big, wind-resistant bugs into tight quarters.”  The next line in this marketing copy goes on to say Sage developed their line of BASS rods at  because of tournament limitations.  Indeed it is true that FLW rules and regulations limit any fishing rod to a maximum of 8-feet in length. There is some ambiguity regarding the use of a fly rod, the rules do not specifically name fly tackle as being permissible.  Then again, neither do they name them as being forbidden.  So the big mystery then becomes when will we see a top ranked B.A.S.S. contender grab for a fly rod?

Forget the question and forget about tournament rules.  Looking at this product simply as a tool for fishing, Sage has developed a series of three fly rods that are unlike anything else in the industry. 

 There are many involved in the sport of fly fishing who possess misplaced loyalties to tradition. It’s myopic to look at this system, see 290 grains, and think that somehow this is a 10-weight fly rod.  It’s not. This rod has as much in common with a typical saltwater 10-weight as the 400 horsepower engine in Mercedes truck has with the 400 horsepower engine in a Mercedes SL-Class roadster.  The only similarity is the number!

So what is the Sage Smallmouth really like?  Too appreciate this rod, immediately forget subtle!  In the hand it is lighter than expected for its formidable line rating.  Finished in a glowing golden-yellow with red wraps and black trim, the rod is anything but subdued.  The svelte full-wells grip features near faultless cork, a useful fighting butt and a solid, double-locking aluminum reel seat. The guides are oversized and the epoxy finish work shows excellent attention to detail.  This is an exceptionally well-built fly rod!

The Sage Smallmouth is 7′ 11″with a four piece configuration.  It weighs 3.5 ounces and comes complete with the matching 290 grain bullet-taper fly line and a rod/reel case. 

MSRP is $395US.

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Sage Triangle Spey Multi Rod Tube – GREAT SHAPE! – $70

Sage Triangle Spey Multi Rod Tube - GREAT SHAPE! - $70

Hardy Gem – Mk II – 5/6 – Made in England Fly Reel – NEW IN BOX! – $350

Hardy Gem - Mk II - 5/6 - Made in England Fly Reel - NEW IN BOX! - $350

Richard Wheatley – Model #1651 – Aluminum Fly Box & 25 Atlantic Salmon Flies – EXCELLENT CONDITION – $85

Richard Wheatley - Made in England - Extra Deep Model #1651 - Silver Seal Aluminum Fly Box & 25 Atlantic Salmon Flies - EXCELLENT CONDITION - $85

Loon Rogue Quickdraw Forceps – NEVER USED! – $30

Loon Rogue Quickdraw Forceps - NEVER USED! - $30

Scientific Anglers Mastery Series GPX Dry Tip Technology Fly Line – WF2F – LIKE NEW! – $35

Scientific Anglers Mastery Series GPX Dry Tip Technology Fly Line - WF2F - LIKE NEW! - $35

Danielsson FW2-Six Fly Reel Plus Two spools – Superb Shape! – $300

Danielsson FW2-Six Fly Reel Plus Two spools - Superb Shape! - $300

NEW PRICE! – Hardy Demon 7000 c/w 5 Spare Spools / Cassettes & Fly Lines – LIKE NEW! – $450

Hardy Demon 7000 c/w 5 Spare Spools / Cassettes & Fly Lines - LIKE NEW! - $500

Eagle Claw Black Eagle Fly Reel – BE 5/6 – CW SA Mastery XPS WF4F Fly Line – GREAT SHAPE! – $75

Eagle Claw Black Eagle Fly Reel - BE 5/6 - CW SA Mastery XPS WF4F Fly Line - GREAT SHAPE! - $75

LEO Fly Reel – Model 27881-95B – C/W 6wt Fly Line – GREAT SHAPE! – $50

LEO Fly Reel - Model 27881-95B - C/W 6wt Fly Line - GREAT SHAPE! - $50

Ross Essense Fly Rod – FS 6-90-4 – 4Pc – LIKE NEW! – $100

Ross Essense Fly Rod - FS 6-90-4 - 4Pc - LIKE NEW! - $100

RIO WindCutter II Spey – WF6/7/8F – S7 -455Grain Spey Line – NEW IN BOX! – $50

RIO WindCutter II Spey - WF6/7/8F - S7 -455Grain Spey Line - NEW IN BOX! - $50

RIO WindCutter II Spey – WF7/8/9F – S8 – 525 Grain Spey Line – USED ONCE! – $50

RIO WindCutter II Spey - WF7/8/9F - S8 - 525 Grain Spey Line - USED ONCE! - $50

Springbrook Neoprene Waders – Size Medium – LIKE NEW! – $50

Springbrook Neoprene Waders - Size Medium - LIKE NEW! - $50

NEW PRICE! – OR – Ocean Run – Neoprene Waders – Size Large – NEVER USED! – $75

OR - Ocean Run - Neoprene Waders - Size Large - NEVER USED! - $100

Airflo Euro-Nymph Specialist – Excellent Shape! – $25

Airflo Euro-Nymph Specialist - Excellent Shape! - $25

Airflo Xceed WF-4-F Fly Line – Excellent Shape $35

Airflo Xceed WF-4-F Fly Line - Excellent Shape $35

Fishpond Tomahawk Fly Tying Kit Case Aspen Green Bag – LIKE NEW! – $150

DESIGN of The Fishpond Tomahawk Fly Tying Kit Case Aspen Green Bag - LIKE NEW! - $150:

Vintage Made in Canada Osprey Centerpin Float Reel – LIKE NEW! – $500

Vintage Made in Canada Osprey Centerpin Float Reel - LIKE NEW! - $500

8 Vintage Cardinal Fishing Reel Collection – GREAT SHAPE! – $600 – ( Only as a complete set! )

8 Vintage Cardinal Fishing Reel Collection - GREAT SHAPE! - $600

NEW PRICE! – Steve Robertson – SR 4 1/2″ Custom Centerpin Float Reel – Polished Silver – C/W Stainless Steel Palming Rim – LIKE NEW! – $300

Steve Robertson - SR 4 1/2" Custom Centerpin Float Reel - Polished Silver - C/W Stainless Steel Palming Rim - LIKE NEW! - $400

NEW PRICE! – C & F – 8 Compartment 5 Threader Fly Box – Model 1301 – $25

C & F - 8 Compartment 5 Threader Fly Box - Model 1301 - $30
Collectors Edition - Pezon and Michel - 2Pc - 6’ - Bamboo Spinning Rod - From 1952 - Made in France - "Sporting Model BB2” - Removed from Sock twice - FANTASTIC CONDITION! - $475

Airflo Scandi Long 540 Grains Spey Head – LIKE NEW! – $35

Airflo Scandi Long 540 Grains Spey Head - LIKE NEW! - $35

Airflo Skagit Scout 240 Grains Spey Head – LIKE NEW! – $35

Airflo Skagit Scout 240 Grains Spey Head - LIKE NEW! - $35

Airflo Skagit Scout 270 Grains Spey Head – LIKE NEW! – $35

Airflo Skagit Scout 270 Grains Spey Head - LIKE NEW! - $35

Airflo Skagit Scout Float Fly Lines – NEW – NEVER USED! – $40 EACH

Airflo Skagit Scout Float Fly Lines - NEW - NEVER USED! - $40 EACH

Airflo – Spey Switch Float – All Purpose Taper – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $45 EACH

Airflo - Spey Switch Float - All Purpose Taper - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $45 EACH

ON-LINE CLEARANCE SALE! – RIO Indicator Fly Line – BRAND NEW IN BOX! – 50% OFF!

ON-LINE CLEARANCE! - RIO Indicator Fly Line - BRAND NEW IN BOX! - 50% OFF!

ON-LINE CLEARANCE SALE! – RIO Scandi Short Intermediate Body #8 – Clear Camo – NEW IN BOX! – 50% OFF

CLEARANCE SALE! - RIO Scandi Short Intermediate Body #8 Clear Camo - NEW IN BOX! - 50% OFF

Cortland STH Fly Reel Spare Cassette Size 4 – Two Pieces – BOTH BRAND NEW! – $40

Cortland STH Fly Reel Spare Cassette Size 4 - Two Pieces - BOTH BRAND NEW! - $40
March Brown Stripping Basket - $20
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