Sage Payload Fly Rod
The SAGE PAYLOAD handles big lines, flies and casts designed for predator species. The PAYLOAD has a powerful tip but a butt section that is designed to control and effectively fight the largest of predators.
Big fish, big fly. While not always the case, this rule does ring true for many warmwater and saltwater fisheries with anglers casting larger flies than ever before. With a powerful but comfortable casting action, the new PAYLOAD series of rods are designed to help anglers cast those heavy lines and big flies more effectively. Whether launching a double-articulated streamer to the far bank with the 689-4 or dredging the Sacramento Delta with the 989-4, anglers will notice how easy it is to hurl a heavy line and big fly with the PAYLOAD.
Featuring a fast action for casting large flies and very powerful tip to help pick up heavy lines off the water, the PAYLOAD is tuned for the extreme. These powerful mid sections then transition to a more forgiving butt that allows for a slower and more relaxed casting stroke that reduces fatigue. This softer butt section also allows for more leverage while fighting fish, making it easier to gain ground on hard fighting species. The slightly shorter lengths offer a more effortless cast through a shorter lever and is better for landing fish out of a boat over a traditional 9’0” rod.
--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 handle
--Cork composite fighting butt with extended 3” rear grip on the 10+ and 11+ sizes
--Brown powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage Medallion
Warmwater: RIO DirectCore Jungle
Coldwater: RIO InTouch Striper
Trout Streamer: RIO StreamerTip
Pike / Musky: RIO InTouch Pike / Musky
689-4: Line: 6+ (Grains: 200 - 230gr) - Trout streamers and light duty bass bugs
789-4: Line: 7+ (Grains: 230 - 270gr) - Boogle bugs to large trout streamers
889-4: Line: 8+ (Grains: 270 - 320gr) - Minnows, clousers, whistlers, and poppers
989-4: Line: 9+ (Grains: 320 - 370gr) - Pike flies, large poppers, and large baitfish
1090-4: Line: 10+ (Grains: 370 - 420gr) - Pike flies up to 12”
1193-4: Line: 11+ (Grains: 420 - 480gr) - Musky flies 12” +