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Sage X Spey Rods

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The Sage X Spey Rod is a fast-action rod featuring Sage’s new KonneticHD technology, which provides unmatched distance, accuracy, and effortless casting for double-handed fishing.

After 10 generations of fly rod technologies, it is no question that Sage is one of the finest fly rod manufacturers in the world due to their constant innovation and delivery of top quality product time and time again. The Sage X Spey Rods are no exception.



When we first fished the Sage X Spey Rod, our first impression was how easy it was to achieve ridiculous loops and unreal line speed at the same time with very little casting effort. The Sage X has approximately 20% greater line speed than the previous Sage One. You can access more of the spey rod then ever before with Sage’s 10th generation technology, and it makes two-handed casting more efficient and enjoyable then ever before. Here is why:

What's new? KonneticHD Technology.

A QUICK RECAP: The Sage One debuted Sage’s Konnetic Technology. If you haven’t heard of this, or haven’t fished a Sage One, Konnetic Technology is Sage’s way of precisely positioning Carbon fibers in their fly rod blanks to create a slimmer profile and a more efficient energy transfer through the rod. In other words, when you cast a “non-konnetic” fly rod, the blank will not only move back and forth, but also side to side. This is due to the placement of the fibers within the blank; if the rod is moving side to side during a cast, and not just forward and backward, you are losing energy, therefore being less efficient, and your accuracy and distance suffer. Konnetic Technology lays carbon fibers alongside one another in a straight line down the fly rod, so side-to-side movements are significantly decreased.



So what is KonneticHD? It is Sage’s optimization of graphite-to-resin ratio, which has resulted in higher density (HD) fibers which means more lightweight, stronger blanks with unmatched energy transfer and line control. Actually, the sectional density in the Sage X is greater than any graphite rod before.

The X Factor-Spey Rods

The Sage X has greater blank recovery, which allows anglers utilize more of the fly rod by accessing lower sections of the spey rod. This means the power and control of the cast is closer to you with both overhead and roll casting, which creates immense loop and line control. Furthermore, KonneticHD enhances your casting accuracy by decreasing medial and lateral vibrations (i.e. side to side movements during the cast), which means you’ll hit the exact spot you need your fly to land much easier. Sage Representative George Cook describes the Sage X as "a tightly wound spring." In other words, when she wants to go, she goes.

Action.

The Sage X Spey rods are fast action. They allow you to cast both heavy and light setups in windy conditions easily. The KonneticHD technology makes two-hand casting unbelievable; by allowing the angler access to lower sections of the rod, you now have more power, efficiency, and feel throughout the casting stroke than ever before. In fact, Jerry Stein, rod designer of this series of fly rods claims that "The Sage X has more feel than any other fast action rod."

Sage X Spey Line Recommendations

Sage X Spey Line Chart
Rod Line Match Sink Tip Use M.O.W. Match Reel Match
6120-4 12’ 4pc 6wt RIO Scandi 390
Skagit Max 450
Skagit Max Short 475
Short Head Spey 6/7
15’ 129 grain tips in type 3, 6 and 8
T-8/T- 11 10’ and 12.5’
Spey and Scandi Light Scandi-VersiLeader 10’ all types
OPST 168 grain 12ft (T-14) Riffle, Run and Bucket
Light/T-8
Medium/T-11
Sage 3210
Tibor Signature 7/8
Sage Evoke 8
7120-4 12’ 4pc 7wt RIO Scandi 480
Skagit Max 550
Skagit Max Short 575
Short Head Spey 7/8
15’ 129 and 150 grain in type 3, 6 and 8
T-8/T- 11/T-14 in 10, 12.5’
Spey and Scandi Light VersiLeader 10’ all types
OPST 168 grain 12ft (T-14) Riffle, Run and Bucket
Light/T-8
Medium/T-11
Heavy/T-14
Sage Domain 10
Sage 3210
Sage 4210
7130-4 13’ 4pc 7wt Skagit Max 550
Scandi 510
Short Head Spey 7/8
Mid Head Spey 7/8
15’ 129 and 150 grain in type 3, 6 and 8
T-8/T- 11/T-14 in 10, 12.5’
Spey and Scandi Light VersiLeader 10’ all types
OPST 168 grain 12ft (T-14) Riffle, Run and Bucket
Light/T-8
Medium/T-11
Heavy/T-14
Sage Domain 10
Sage 6210
Sage 4210
7140-4 14’ 4pc 7wt Skagit Max Long 525
Scandi 510
Mid Head Spey 7/8
Long Head Spey 7/8
15’ 129 and 150 grain in type 3, 6 and 8
T-8/T- 11/T-14 in 10, 12.5’
Spey and Scandi Light VersiLeader 10’ all types
OPST 168 grain 12ft (T-14) Riffle, Run and Bucket
Light/T-8
Medium/T-11
Heavy/T-14
Sage Domain 10
Sage 6210
Sage 4210
8120-4 12’ 4pc 8wt RIO Scandi 510
Skagit Max 600
Skagit Max Short 625
Short Head Spey 8/9
15’ 150 grain type 3, 6 and 8
T-11/T- 14 10’,12.5’, 15’
T-17 in 11’, 13’, 15’ lengths
Spey and Scandi VersiLeader 10’ all types
OPST 168 grain 12ft (T-14) Riffle, Run and Bucket
Medium/T-11
Heavy/T-14
Extra Heavy/T-17
Sage 6210
Sage Domain 10
Tibor Riptide
8130-4 13’ 4pc 8wt Skagit Max 600
Scandi 520
Short Head Spey 8/9
Mid Head Spey 8/9
15’ 150 grain type 3, 6 and 8
T-14 in 10’, 12.5’, 15’
T-17 in 11’, 13’ lengths
Spey VersiLeader 10’ all types
OPST 168 grain 12ft (T-14) Riffle, Run and Bucket
Medium/T-11
Heavy/T-14
Extra Heavy/T-17
Sage Evoke 10
Tibor Signature 9-10
Sage 6210
8140-4 14’ 4pc 8wt Skagit Max Long 575
Scandi 520
Mid head Spey 8/9
Long Head Spey 8/9
15’ 150 grain type 3, 6 and 8
T-14 in 10’, 12.5’,15’ lengths
T-17 in 11’, 13’ lengths
Spey VersiLeader 10’ all types
OPST 168 grain 12ft (T-14) Riffle, Run and Bucket
Medium/T-11
Heavy/T-14
Extra Heavy/T-17
Sage Evoke 10
Tibor Signature 9-10
Sage 6210
9120-4 12’ 4pc 9wt Skagit Max 650
Skagit Max Short 650
Skagit I-Flight 650
Scandi 610
15’ 150,166 grain type 3, 6 and 8
T-11/T- 14 in 10’ 12.5’ and 15’ lengths
T-17 in 11’, 13’,15’
Spey VersiLeader 10’ all types
OPST 168 grain 12ft (T-14) Riffle, Run and Bucket
Medium/T-11
Heavy/T-14
Extra Heavy/T-17
Sage 6210
Sage Evoke 10
Tibor Signature 9/10
9140-4 14’ 4pc 9wt Skagit Max Long 725
RIO Scandi 640
RIO Mid Head Spey 9/10
Long Head Spey 9/10
15’ 150, 166 grain type 3, 6 and 8
T-11/T- 14 in 10’ 12.5’ and 15’ lengths
T-17 in 11’, 13’, 15’
Spey VersiLeader 10’ all types
OPST 168 grain 12ft (T-14) Riffle, Run and Bucket
Medium/T-11
Heavy/T-14
Extra Heavy/T-17
Sage 6210
Sage Evoke 10
10150-4 15’ 4pc 10wt Skagit Max Long 750
Scandi 640
In Touch Long Head Spey 10/11
15’ 150,166 grain type 3, 6 and 8
T-14/T- 17 in 12.5’, 13’ and 15’
Spey VersiLeader 10’ all types
OPST 168 grain 12ft (T-14) Riffle, Run and Bucket
Heavy/T-14
Extra Heavy/T-17
Tibor Gulfstream
Sage 6212


The important stuff: What color is it?

Sage calls it Black Spruce, which is a dark green that comes out vibrantly in the sun. Also, all of the components of the rod are top-notch: ceramic Fuji stripping guides and Flor Grade Cork. The Switch Rods also have a hidden hook keeper.

Available options

The Sage X is available in spey rods from 6-10. See the ‘options’ drop-down menu above for all of the available models.

Weight

The Sage X is incredibly lightweight. These spey rods range from 5.5 ounces (6120-4) to 8 7/8 ounces (10150-4).



Shop fly guru Tim Etlick puts the screws to a summer steelhead below on the new 7130-4 X. On his first day out with the new two handed 7wt X rod he had three fish to the hand all on an old school Lady Caroline. New met old with new being his 7130-4 X and old was his fly of choice.

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