Life is just too short to not have a killer trout rod. Our Trout Rivers - Premium Outfit is exactly that. One of the finest rods on the market, teamed with one of the most dependable reels around, and lined-up with the most popular fly line in history, this outfit is a sure-fire winner for anglers looking for the best all-round trout rod for fishing average sized trout rivers.
Designed by Sage to be an all-round trout performer, the Sage MOD fly rods are somewhere in between the finesse of the Sage Circa and the more powerful, fast-action of the Sage X. PFF's staff has put the MOD through the test and we think Sage nailed it with the MOD for a beautifully casting trout rod. It is soft enough for close, accurate casts where delicacy rules, but definitely has the power to throw long casts when needed. The Sage MOD is perfect at mid-ranges where most trout casts happen and is a sheer joy to cast. The 9-foot, 5-weight version of the MOD is included in this outfit and it is the most popular and most versatile size for most trout anglers.
We paired the Sage MOD rod with a Galvan Torque reel. The Galvan Torque is the perfect balance of beauty, ruggedness, and performance. We've sold the Torque since its introduction and it has proven to be as dependable as they come. With a butter-smooth drag, masterful machining, and simplicity in design, there isn't much that can go wrong with these reels. In our flyshop, you'll often hear us comment on the Torque as the reel we'd prefer to have if stuck on a deserted island... and also as the sharpest looking reel when loaded with backing and fly line.
We are line geeks here at PFF and continuously try different lines on different rods... and the Scientific Anglers MPX won for this combo. The MPX is the revised version of the long-time favorite, GPX line and it is fabulous... yes fabulous... on the MOD. It casts perfectly, floats high, and is very versatile for dry flies, nymphing, or light streamers.
This package is completed with a Rio Powerflex leader (9 foot 5X) already rigged onto the line so you are ready to tie a fly on and fish when your package arrives.
Regular Price: $1,296.90
Special Package Price: $1,159.99
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The Sage MOD 590-4 is one of Sage's top-end rods which was specifically designed for medium-range casting and fishing in average sized trout streams. With a moderate action, the MOD excels at pinpoint accurate casts and aids in line mending but it has plenty of power for longer casts when needed. Sage MOD rods are jade-green in color with matching thread wraps and very high quality cork and components. All MOD rods are 4-piece rods and come with a black painted aluminum rod tube, cloth rod sock, and Sage's original owner Lifetime Warranty. More info.
Galvan's Torque reels are beautifully machined from T6 solid bar stock, aircraft grade aluminum. T6 is a class of 6061 aluminum that is tempered to significantly increase its strength. They feature extremely smooth, simplistically designed drags that leave little room for failure and have been one of the most hardy and reliable reels we sell. Convertible to left or right-hand retrieve. Comes with a neoprene reel case. More info.
Replacing the popular GPX fly line that was a staple among trout anglers for many years, the MPX brings a lot to the table. We have been really impressed with this line. Its weight-forward taper is similar is style to the GPX, which was designed as an all-purpose trout line, but the MPX has a bit more emphasis on the final presentation. In fact, Scientific Anglers calls the MPX the best all-around fly line they have ever made. That's a big statement, but we have to agree. The MPX is a half size heavier than a typical 5wt... which doesn't seem to make sense on the Sage MOD... but you'll have to trust us on this one. It's a fantastic match! More info.
A favorite among many serious anglers, Rio's Powerflex knotless tapered leaders are designed for superb abrasion-resistance and high knot and tensile strength. Their long, thick butt design provides smooth turn-over while a supple tippet gives the fly life-like presentation. The gray color is neutral and blends into any background for perfect camouflage. One leader per package with a Perfection Knot loop tied into the butt section. When we prepare your outfit for you, we will attach your leader to your fly line so that you are ready to fish when your outfit arrives. 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 Albright Knot with a lock then sealed with glue to connect your backing to your running line.