Sage Salt R8 Rods



The Sage Salt R8 series of rods are the newest revolution in Sage's ground breaking technology. From Sea-run Cutthroat off the beaches in the PNW, where these rods were born, to the very far off flats of the Seychelles, this series of rods will handle pretty much any fish on the planet. These rods perform absolutely fantastic with many different lines, and in different situations. From delicate presentations on a calm flat where a 80' pin point cast is needed with a line like RIO's Bonefish Line. Or when quick shots with big flies at big fish like Tarpon, GT's, or Redfish are necessary with lines like RIO's Flats Pro Fly Line. 

Here's what Sage has to say about their Salt R8 Rods:

Most salt rods are built for pure power and ultimate strength—that is table stakes for the venue and the discipline. With our new R8 graphite, adding 25% more strength-per-weight was the easy part—a simple function of material advancement—but one that also increased the fight in the rod even down to our six-weight. We increased the pure pulling power without the need to add more material, fillers or reinforcement. The outcome is simple, providing the ability for faster landing times - reducing fish fatigue and catch-and release stress on ever so delicate ecosystems.

More strength and fight were an obvious upgrade, yet few salt rods, especially in the heavier weights, achieve the importance of feel for fine touch shots and precise presentations. Shaping a taper that brought this increased touch into the equation took more time. Yet after a long residence in the birthplace of saltwater fly fishing, and working directly with the experienced guides there, our rod designers found the right profile and fiber alignment that delivered strength, fine touch presentation, and a more intuitive sweet spot to a class of rods that have long had a reputation as unwieldy, unforgiving, and difficult. With the SALT R8, gone are the days of sacrificing the feel and touch in your saltwater rod.

All Sage Salt R8 Rods are 4-piece rods.

  • Revolution 8 Technology
  • Tempest Blue blank color
  • Slate primary thread wraps with graduated White and Grey trim
  • Premium Flor Grade Cork Handle w/EVA Butt
  • Black rod bag with new cord lock for quicker, easier, and cleaner storage
  • Aluminium rod tube with Sage medallion

Handle A:

       Slim Full-Wells With Eva Fighting Butt

Handle B:

       Full-Wells With Eva Fighting Butt

Handle C:

        Extended Full-Wells With Eva Fighting Butt

Handle D:

       Extended Full-Wells With Extended Eva Fighting Butt

    Model: Handle: Line: Length: Weight:
    6wt 9' 0" 3 5/8oz
    7wt 9' 0" 3 13/16oz
    890-4 B 8wt 9' 0" 4oz
    990-4 B 9wt 9' 0" 4 1/8oz
    1090-4 B 10wt 9' 0" 4 1/2oz
    1190-4 B 11wt 9' 0" 5oz
    1290-4 B 12wt 9' 0" 5 1/8oz
    1290-4FG C
    12wt 9' 0" 5 5/16oz
    1586-4 D
    15wt 8' 6" 7 1/8oz