The Sage Method is a high performance fly rod from Sage. This is not your grandfather's Sage Fly Rod. It's fast, powerful, and capable of delivering tight, accurate loops at long distances. One of the fastest action rods in the Sage line-up, the Method is built for the fisherman looking to throw big gawdy flies, fish in conditions that no one else really wants to, and land the biggest fish.
The Method was designed with Sage’s Konnetic Technology. Konnetic Technology has been developed as an improved method of building rod blanks. The end result is a great reduction in weight, while adding a signficant amount of power and accuracy to the rod. If you have fished the fast action rods of the past, you may have developed the opinion that they are a bit heavy and sluggish. The Sage Method will change that opinion.
Designed and Built on Bainbridge Island, Washington, the Sage METHOD is designed for both the advanced angler and the beginner in mind. The Method is a fast action rod with a lot of power behind it. However, when lined correctly, the rod loads fast and is a true pleasure to fish for both the most experienced angler and the angler needed a quick loading rod to learn on. Because it is a fast action rod, we do recommend fishing a line that is a half or full weight heavy. For the Method, we recommend either the Scientific Anglers GPX Taper or the Rio Grand Taper.
The Method comes in both Freshwater and Saltwater sizes. The freshwater sizes range from 4-6 weight, while the Saltwater sizes run 6-11 weight.
The Method comes in various sizes including the following:
- Freshwater: 490-4, 590-4, and 690-4
- Saltwater: 691-4, 697-4, 790-4, 796-4, 7100-4, 890-4, 990-4, 1090-4, 1190-4
The Freshwater sized Method rods come with a Cocobolo Wood Reel Insert with Black components, and a Snub Nose, Half Wells Premium Cork Grip. The Saltwater sizes come with a Black Aluminum Reel Insert, Black Saltwater approved components, and a Full Wells Premium Cork Grip with a fighting butt.
All Method rods come with a Black rod sock and a Fusion Red powder coated aluminum rod tube.