Salmon/Steelhead - Premium Rod & Reel Outfit
Regular Price: $1704.15
Package Price: $1599.99 + Free Shipping
Salmon and steelhead fly fishing is the pinnacle of freshwater fly fishing in the opinion of many anglers. It is difficult, challenging, and frustrating, yet also exciting, exhilarating and full of anxious anticipation. Each cast could be the cast that hooks the fish you’ll talk about for the rest of your life, and serious salmon/steelhead anglers like having gear that they know will get the job done when the line suddenly comes tight and the fight is on.
We have assembled our Premium Salmon/Steelhead package to provide you with a top quality outfit that you will love on every cast. The Sage R8 Core rods have raised the bar in top-of-the-line fly rods. Add the smooth, reliable performance of the Sage Trout reel and the unquestionable advantages of a RIO VersiTip line system, and you have a very, very nice and perfectly balanced rod/reel/line combination that anyone would be proud to fish and own.
All of our outfits come professionally setup and ready to fish all of the way down to the leader. Just add your fly of choice and hit the water with confidence.
Other items recommended to compliment your rod/reel outfit:
- RIO Salmon/Steelhead Tippet Spool – 12lb.
- Summer Steelhead Fly Selection
- Winter Steelhead Fly Selection
- Silver Salmon Fly Selection
Items included in this package
Sage R8 890-4 Rod - 9 foot, 8-weight, 4-piece rod
Sage R8 Core fly rods offer some the most technologically advanced fly rods ever designed. The 8wt has a ton of power and will handle large flies, heavy sink tips, and indicator rigs with split shot like nobody's business. These rods feature a Silver Pine Blank color, a gunmetal anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat, premium Flor grade full-wells cork handle with cork/EVA fighting butt, and an integrated hidden hook keeper in reel seat and Fuji ceramic stripper guides with hard chromed snake guides and tip-top. R8 Core fly rods will come with an aluminum rod tube, and a black rod sock with a new quick-tie lock, which is super slick. More info.
Sage Trout 6/7/8
The Sage Trout reels are a throwback to the classic Sage 500 series reels. They have everything you could want in the vintage 500 series, but they are loaded with the best modern features to produce a reel that will last you generations. The reels feature a full frame design for added strength, durability, and to eliminate running line jump through. They have minimal porting, which increases strength, adds ballast to the cast, and better balance rods. They have a very powerful drag that is as smooth as butter. Easily converted from left hand retrieve to right hand retrieve. More info.
RIO VersiTip II Fly Line System - 8wt
Multi-tip line systems like the RIO VersiTip allow the angler to connect different sink tips to change the depth at which your fly is fishing. Changing tips is quick and easy via welded loops on the end of the main fly line and each tip. Just connect the two loops for adding or removing a tip. Included with the system are four different tips -- floating, intermediate sinking, medium sinking, and fast sinking. The tips are stored in a handy tip wallet (also included) which stores easily in your jacket or pack. More info.
RIO Steelhead/Salmon Leaders - 12lb. - Three 6ft leaders & one 9ft leader
RIO Steelhead/Salmon Leaders are designed for the demands of salmon and steelhead fly fishing. They are made of a slightly stiff material for abrasion resistance and to help cast large flies. They also have a heavier butt section than a trout leader, to also aid in casting larger flies. In your package, we include three 6-foot leaders and one 9-foot leader. Each leader will come already installed onto the appropriate tip of your VersiTip system. We like the 6-foot leaders on the sinking tips and the 9-foot leader on the floating tip. More info.
Your outfit will come with the perfect amount backing already loaded onto the reel and attached to your line. We only use the best knots to rig your setup. We use the Bimini Twist with a lock then seal it with glue to form a large loop and the most trustworthy connection. Your backing and fly line are then looped together for a strong connection that glides through the rod guides with ease.