Sage Payload Rods



The Sage Payload fly rods are designed for casting heavy lines, big flies, and landing powerful fish.  The Sage Payload rods are perfectly at home casting big trout streamers, air resistant deer hair poppers for Mr. Largemouth, or throwing giant articulated streamers for pike or musky.  Sage Payload rods feature a powerful tip section for easy pick-up of heavy lines like  a RIO Outbound or Big Nasty, an SA Titan Taper, or any shooting head style lines.  A powerful mid-section on the rods continues to provide power for an efficient casting stroke and fast-action feel while a more moderate butt section provides the smoothness and comfort that will reduce fatigue and give the Sage Payload the feel of a rod you want to cast all day long.  


Sage Payload rods are not only designed for casting big things.  They are also designed for fighting big things... as in big fish.  The slightly shorter rod length and the more forgiving butt section on the Payload rods helps keep the heat on the fish during battle and keeps the leverage on your side.  In addition, the softer butt section absorbs shock and protects tippets when that monster starts thrashing at the boat.  

Powerful casting, efficiency in fighting, lightweight in the hand, and accurate on the water.  Fly fishing with large flies and meat-eating fish has never been more fun and enjoyable.  Meet the Sage Payload.

  • Konnetic Technology
  • Tannin blank color
  • Burgundy primary thread wraps with Bronze trim wraps
  • Tangle Free Fuji ceramic stripper guides
  • Oversized hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
  • Heavy duty aluminum up-locking reel seat to withstand rugged environments
  • Super Plus full-wells cork grip
  • Cork composite fighting butt with extended 3" rear grip on the 10+ and 11+ sizes
  • Black Cordura cloth covered rod tube with embroidered Bronze Sage logo
  • Sage Original Owner Lifetime Warranty
Model Line Weight Length Grains
689-4 6+ wt 8'9" 200 - 230
789-4 7+ wt 8'9" 230 - 270
889-4 8+ wt 8'9" 270 - 320
989-4 9+ wt 8'9" 320 - 370
1090-4 10+ wt 9'0" 370 - 420
1193-4 11+ wt 9'3" 420 - 480