Sage Motive Rods



We just experienced the 890-4 Motive in action while on a trip to Mexico for baby tarpon. The easy casting stroke combined with the strong butt section allows anglers to cast effortlessly and have plenty of backbone to land strong saltwater fish. The Motive is a fantastic option for the angler not wanting to spend a ton of dough but still wants a high performance rod. You can have your cake and eat it too!  


These all-new MOTIVE saltwater rods are ideal for seasoned saltwater fans looking to complement their rod arsenal, and fly fishers new to the salt who want to experience the many hard-fighting species without breaking the bank. Constructed of time-proven materials and embodying Sage’s immense saltwater experience, the MOTIVE features a powerful but smooth fast action that loads quickly to deliver heavy saltwater flies with the accuracy the sport demands. Light and responsive, you feel connected to your line for ultimate control over a full day of enjoyable casting. Yep, it’s safe to say the salt has attracted another convert.

  • Saltwater series
  • Fast action
  • New, unique taper design
  • Bluefin Blue color blank
  • Blue primary thread wraps with Royal Blue and Black trim wraps
  • Aluminum reel seat with hidden hook keepers
  • Full-wells grip
  • Blue Steel divided ballistic nylon rod tube with divided liner
Model Handle Length Line Weight Tube Size Rod Weight
690-4 A 9'0" 6 30" 3 3/4 oz
790-4 A 9'0" 7 30" 3 7/8 oz
890-4 A 9'0" 8 30" 4 oz
990-4 A 9'0" 9 30" 4 7/16 oz
1090-4 A 9'0" 10 30" 4 7/8 oz
1190-4 B 9'0" 11 30" 5 1/4 oz
1290-4 B 9'0" 12 30" 5 5/16 oz