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Sage Circa NEW for 2013!
Z-AXIS TCX Xi3 TXL-F ZXL BASS 2-HAND VXP Approach Response
279-4 379-4 389-4 479-4 489-4 589-4
In pursuit of fast, Sage reinvented slow.

The CIRCA rod with Konnetic technology is a game changer in the slow-action style of dry fly fishing. Its hypnotically smooth slower tempo combined with crisp and precise loading and unloading of each cast results in unmatched accuracy and delicate presentations. The CIRCA is a perfect addition to your rod collection, allowing you to approach a river with stealthy, short-range accuracy.

Time-Tested Design Concepts Combined With The Latest Materials-Technology.

Features

 


 

  • Advanced slow action
  • Konnetic technology construction
  • Green Tea shaft color
  • Olive primary thread wraps with Slate trim wraps
  • Black aluminum winding check
  • Fuji ceramic stripper guides
  • Hard chrome snake guides and tip-top
  • Custom Sage snub-nose, half-Wells cork handle
  • Vera wood insert and black aluminum reel seat
  • Black rod bag
  • 1 5/8” Desert Gold-colored tube

279-4

Length: 7' 9" Line: 2 Pieces: 4

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279-4 Circa 2 Slow $745 Sale Ended

379-4

Length: 7' 9" Line: 3 Pieces: 4
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379-4 Circa 3 Slow $750 Sale Ended

389-4 Length: 8' 9" Line: 3 Pieces: 4
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389-4 Circa 3 Slow $770 Sale Ended

479-4 Length: 7' 9" Line: 4 Pieces: 4
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479-4 Circa 4 Slow $760 Sale Ended

489-4 Length: 8' 9" Line: 4 Pieces: 4

Don't discount this rod as the perfect steelhead single hander. It will fish everything from Teeny lines to wakers, but was designed to fish heavy weighted flies deep.
Rod weight: 4 3/16 Ounces

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489-4 Circa 4 Slow $770 Sale Ended

589-4 Length: 8' 9" Line: 5 Pieces: 4

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589-4 Circa 5 Slow $775 Sale Ended

Sage 4200 Reels

Black Bead Blast Bronze Platinum
Matching the level of design from the makers of the world's finest fly rods, Sage introduces the 4200 series reel. The award winning 4200 is machined from 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum and features Sage's fully sealed SCS Floating Tripod drag unit for smooth, maintenance-free performance.  A precisely calibrated, one-revolution drag knob allows for quick, reliable adjustments you need to hook an play the big ones.
Model # Diameter (in.) Lines Sage Fly Line Weight (oz.) Yds./Backing Extra Spool Price
4230 3 1/4 3-4 Freshwater Taper WF-4-F 3 3/4 100/20-lb. $145 $289.00
4250 3 5/8 5-6 Freshwater Taper WF-5-F 4 1/8 100/20-lb. $150 $299.00
4280 4 7-8 Freshwater Taper WF-8-F 6 1/8 200/20-lb. $155 $309.00
4210 4 1/4 9-10 Freshwater Taper WF-9-F 7 1/2 200/30-lb. $160 $319.00
Floating Tripod Drag In Sage 4200 Reels
The Floating Tripod Drag is one of the more unique configurations of Sage's Sealed Carbon System and stands by itself in the field. The Floating Tripod consists of a carbon disk riding on stainless steel rotors supported by a triangle of three smaller carbon disks. Like the three legs of a stool, the system is perfectly balanced and incredibly low weight, providing smooth resistance through its full range of settings. As with all of Sage's SCS (Sealed Carbon System) configurations the Floating Tripod is sealed and impervious to outside elements such as sand, grit and salt, requiring no maintenance beyond simple rinsing...tough, smooth, waterproof!

Sage 4200 Reels & Spools, Black

The Floating Tripod Drag is one of the more unique configurations of Sage’s Sealed Carbon System drag technology.  It consists of a carbon disc riding on a stainless steel rotor supported by a triangle of three smaller carbon discs.

perfectly balanced and light-weight, providing smooth resistance through its full range of adjustment.  The one revolution drag knob is numbered, offering quick and precise drag adjustments.

The black finish on the 4200 Series is highly polished, much like reels costing $700-$800.

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322-4230RBK Sage 4230 Reel Black $289 Sale Ended
322-4230SBK Sage 4230 Spool Black $145 Sale Ended
322-4250RBK Sage 4250 Reel Black $299 Sale Ended
322-4250SBK Sage 4250 Spool Black $150 Sale Ended
322-4280RBK Sage 4280 Reel Black $309 Sale Ended
322-4280SBK Sage 4280 Spool Black $155 Sale Ended
322-4210RBK Sage 4210 Reel Black $319 Sale Ended
322-4210SBK Sage 4210 Spool Black $160 Sale Ended

Sage 4200 Reels & Spools, Bead Blast Bronze

The Floating Tripod drag is sealed so anglers don’t have to worry about the troubles that arise from sand, dirt, and salt.  To clean the reel, simply rinse it off. This feature will appeal to anglers who fish in environments where the reel is wet a lot of the time, such as deep wading or hard rains. The unique Bead Blast Finish is non reflective for a showy, but stealthy presence.

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322-4230RBR Sage 4230 Reel Bead Blast Bronze $289 Sale Ended
322-4230SBR Sage 4230 Spool Bead Blast Bronze $145 Sale Ended
322-4250RBR Sage 4250 Reel Bead Blast Bronze $299 Sale Ended
322-4250SBR Sage 4250 Spool Bead Blast Bronze $150 Sale Ended
322-4280RBR Sage 4280 Reel Bead Blast Bronze $309 Sale Ended
322-4280SBR Sage 4280 Spool Bead Blast Bronze $155 Sale Ended
322-4210RBR Sage 4210 Reel Bead Blast Bronze $319 Sale Ended
322-4210SBR Sage 4210 Spool Bead Blast Bronze $160 Sale Ended

Sage 4200 Reels & Spools, Platinum

Made from fully machined anodized 6061 T6 aluminum, Sage‘s new 4200 series reels are tumble-polished and then inspected by hand to ensure there will be no issues with durability, strength, or corrosion resistance.  The reels were engineered with a new, lightweight design to help reduce casting fatigue when spending long hours on the water. Easy on/off spool allows for quick line changes. The Sage 4200 is likely to be the most popular new reel series for 2011. Why not? Sealed disc drag, smooth operation, maximum durability, fantastic looks and an affordable price. What's not to like?

Item Description Color Price To Top
322-4230R Sage 4230 Reel Platinum $289 Sale Ended
322-4230S Sage 4230 Spool Platinum $145 Sale Ended
322-4250R Sage 4250 Reel Platinum $299 Sale Ended
322-4250S Sage 4250 Spool Platinum $150 Sale Ended
322-4280R Sage 4280 Reel Platinum $309 Sale Ended
322-4280S Sage 4280 Spool Platinum $155 Sale Ended
322-4210R Sage 4210 Reel Platinum $319 Sale Ended
322-4210S Sage 4210 Spool Platinum $160 Sale Ended

Loreto, Mexico Bluewater Fly Fishing 2013 - Time to book!

Dorado/Billfish Trip: June 28 - July 5, 2013
 Roosterfish/Yellowtail: October 30 - November 6, 2013
What you can expect in the late fall around Loreto.
Review the June trip report: 2012   (10) More Trip Reports
No Price Increase for 2013 !!!                

Dorado average 5-30 pounds, but 40 pound dorado are common most years, and fish over 50-pounds are available at times.
Join Mark Bachmann and Patty Barnes for an adventure in bluewater fly fishing.  Loreto, Mexico has long been regarded as one of the best Dorado ports in the world. Striped Marlin and Pacific Sailfish compliment your fly fishing menu along with Pacific Bonito and highly prized Rooster Fish.  The scenery is spectacular, featuring a starkly rugged desert contrasting with dark blue water.  The weather will be hot and and your clothing will be skimpy.  Fishing periods start at daylight and end in the early afternoon, allowing for lots of leisure time around the pool or walks into town.  There is also plenty of time for what may be the best of all Mexican traditions, the siesta.  As with any trip of this nature, the "destination operation" has a great deal of influence on your enjoyment. 

Patty Barnes with a Roosterfish, caught June 26, 2009...
Roosterfish average 5-30 pound, but 50 pound roosters are available at times.

We have chosen the most practical accommodations and the most experienced fly fishing guides in the area.  You will be provided with a spacious air conditioned beach front "Villa Class" room at Hotel La Pinta.  Guides, boats and fishing logistics are provided by Baja Big Fish Company.  In this trip all of the bases have been covered and all of the tricky details are dealt with.  
Mark & Patty with skipjack tuna, June 28, 2009
Skipjack tuna average 5-15 pounds, but pull very hard for their size.
Items such as Mexican Fishing License, bait for chum, lunches, water in the boat, are covered in the package price.  You show up at the Loreto Airport with your fishing gear and luggage and a nice lady will be waiting with a couple of very large vans and and a crew to transport you to your hotel and your room.  Mark and Patty will be there to help you get settled in and show you around. That evening there will be a group meeting to orient you for the fishing that will occur the next morning.     Loreto Weather Report.

2009 group having dinner at La Pinta Desert Inn...
The 2009 group having a family style dinner out of doors at Hotel Pa Pinta Desert Inn.
As is our tradition, each member kept a fish for the chef to prepare.

To give you as much individual freedom as possible, ground based meals are not provided in the packages.  Hotel La Pinta has an excellent restaurant and bar on the property.  There is also a wide variety of other restaurants within easy walking distance.  Cab service is secure and inexpensive.  Shopping, sight seeing  and diving is available for the non-fisher.

Bruce & Laura Hampton with their guide Fidell landing a dorado, June 30, 2009...
Big, roomy 26' Super Panga boats with Bimini tops are provided.

What can you realistically expect for fishing?  Many of the fish in the Sea of Cortez are very large and can be challenging. If you bring only one outfit make it a #12 weight with 300 yards of backing.  Take the time to learn how to cast it with flies that range from 3" to 9" long.  If you haven't fished bluewater before, expect that there may be a learning curve.  Also expect that your guide will be coaching you during your entire trip.  Your guide shouldn't have to teach you how to cast.  He should spend his time teaching you how to make practical presentations.  The rewards can be incredibly large.  This is a big boy/big girl arena.  Hope you can join us.  This group is limited to 12 anglers. 

June  2003

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June 2005

June 2006

June 2007 June 2008
June 2009 November 2009 June 2010 June 2011 June 2012
Loreto Equipment List Up-to-date Fishing Report
La Pinta Desert Inn at Loreto, MX on the Sea Of Cortez...
Hotel La Pinta Desert Inn as seen from the Sea of Cortez offers large rooms and convenient access to the ocean. It is only a 50-yard walk to your boat each morning.

Dorado/Billfish Trip: June 28 - July 5, 2013
7-nights, 6-days fishing

Arrive: Thursday, June 28
Fish: June 29, 30, July 1, 2, 3, 4 = (6) days
Depart:  Thursday, July 5, 2013
Stay At: Hotel La Pinta Deluxe Rooms, 6 days 7 nights 
Includes: all ground transfers, bait for chum, licenses, lunches with beers and water in each boat.
Not included in the price are: on-shore meals, tips to guides, airfare, or items of a personal nature.
Fishing: days are 8-hours on the water.   Usual 6:30am - 2:30pm
Boats are large, modern 26' Super Pangas rigged for fly fishing.

Check your connection time in LAX. 
You will want a layover of at least 2-hours to clear customs and make connecting flights.

This trip is based on double occupancy in rooms and boats.  It is designed to accommodate fishing couples or fishing pairs.  This trip will only be booked for two people fishing together and rooming together.  Single anglers may apply, but will only be booked if a suitable fishing/room partner can be found.

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Loreto, Mexico - Hosted Trip - June 28 - July 5, 3 Trip: 7-nights, 6-days fishing deluxe package: Full price is $1850 per person, a deposit payment of $850 holds your dates, an additional final payment of $1000 is required by May 1, 2013. Deposits are not refundable after May 1, 2013. Deposit!
$850
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Roosterfish/Yellowtail Trip: October 30 - November 6, 2013
7-nights, 6-days fishing

Arrive: Wednesday, October 30
Fish: October 31 through November 5,  = (6) days
Depart:  Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Stay At: Hotel La Pinta Deluxe Rooms, 6 days 7 nights 
Includes: all ground transfers, bait for chum, licenses, lunches with beers and water in each boat.
Not included in the price are: on-shore meals, tips to guides, airfare, or items of a personal nature.
Fishing: days are 8-hours on the water.   Usual 6:30am - 2:30pm
Boats are large, modern 26' Super Pangas rigged for fly fishing.

Check your connection time in LAX. 
You will want a layover of at least 2-hours to clear customs and make connecting flights.

This trip is based on double occupancy in rooms and boats.  It is designed to accommodate fishing couples or fishing pairs.  This trip will only be booked for two people fishing together and rooming together.  Single anglers may apply, but will only be booked if a suitable fishing/room partner can be found.

Description Price To Top
Loreto, Mexico - Hosted Trip - October 30 - November 6, 2013 Trip: 7-nights, 6-days fishing deluxe package: Full price is $1850 per person, a deposit payment of $850 holds your dates, an additional final payment of $1000 is required by September 1, 2013. Deposits are not refundable after September 1, 2013. Deposit!
$850
Sale Ended

More Excellence !!!
Dec Hogan Joins The Fly Fishing Shop Instructor Staff


Dec Hogan has often been referred to as “a guide’s guide” and “a steelheader’s steelheader.” Why? Because he knows his stuff inside and out. The boon to that is he’s as passionate and adept about teaching and sharing information as he is doing it. Hogan lived the dream guiding steelhead fly anglers year ‘round on many of The Pacific Northwest’s premier rivers from 1989 through 2003. Now Dec is realizing his other dream occupation and is a fulltime Firefighter/EMT in Layton, Utah. A retirement pension, health insurance, and job security ain’t such a bad thing either. Hogan’s schedule at the firehouse allows him ample time to continue instructing and entertaining the fly fishing masses and designing rods for Echo, and fly lines for Airflo. He has written, and continues to write for, many of North America’s fly fishing publications, is an accomplished photographer and is one of the world’s foremost sought after spey casting instructors. Dec has starred in both spey casting and fly tying instructional DVD’s as well as authoring the highly acclaimed must-have book, A Passion for Steelhead. Wild River Press.

Price: $1,895 per person.  Non-Refundable Deposit: $1,000 Balance Due: $895 by July 1, 2013
Meet at Mack's Canyon Camp Ground at:
Noon, September 15, 16, 17, 18 noon, back at Mack's Canyon

First come, first served.

Do to the logistical nature and the demand on these schools,
deposits are transferable to replacement students, but not refundable.

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SPEY-SCH-091518-13 4-day Deschutes steelhead school with Mark Bachmann, Josh Linn, Ron Walp and Dec Hogan Deposit
$1,000
Non-Refundable, transaction will be processed after 01/02/13
Sale Ended

Steelhead Fly Fishing: Is A Learning Experience

It can be called, "Steelhead Fly Fishing" or "Fly Fishing For Steelhead".  This sport leads to a deeper understanding of the natural world that we and steelhead live in. Steelhead are magical creatures; unique among fishes.  They have much to teach us. For that reason alone, fly fishing for steelhead is worth the pursuit.  You know they are beautiful.  You've seen all of those fresh steelhead pictures on our web site.  There are pictures from all times of the year and from many different rivers.  All those beautiful  steelhead were caught
with flies.  You know that, and now you want to catch some steelhead with flies yourself.  But, you've heard from other anglers that catching steelhead with flies is very difficult.  You've heard right.  A very small percentage of the fly-angling public catches steelhead with flies.  Yet, some of those anglers catch lots of steelhead per season.  They do it with the right tackle and the right acquired skills.  Our steelhead schools are designed to give you those skills in the quickest, most efficient, most fun, most cost effective manner possible.  It's easy: First learn to cast.  Then learn to present the fly.  Then learn to hunt.  Then learn to land steelhead.
Our Steelhead Class Instructors & Guides An instructor is the person who teaches a school to prepare you for a certain task.   A guide is a person who takes you to a certain place.  Our guides are also instructors. However, any guided fly fishing trip will be more productive if you have already acquired the skills to deliver the fly to the fish.   Attending a series of steelhead fly fishing schools before going on a guided trip can pay real dividends.
Mark Bachmann Mark Bachmann Josh Linn Josh Linn Travis Johnson
Travis Johnson
Marcy Stone
Marcy Stone
Simon Gawesworth Simon Gawesworth George Cook
George Cook
Dec Hogan
Dec Hogan
Ron Walp
Ron Walp
LEARNING TO CAST Learning to cast well is the most essential part of learning to catch steelhead.  We use both single-hand and two-hand fly rods.  The two-hand fly rod, has become the most popular instrument for presenting flies to steelhead and salmon. This is especially true when larger rivers are being fished. Spey rods allow any angler to cover more water, more efficiently. A Spey rod enables an angler to present his or her flies at longer ranges, even where there is little room for a back-cast . This is because the back cast is not aerolized. Rather a change-of-direction roll cast is performed.  This is called a Spey cast.  There are many types of spey casts.  Some are hundreds of years old.  Others have recently evolved.  You can learn all of them from us.  We offer the best instruction in a comprehensive, yet affordable package.

Fish long & prosper,
Mark, Patty & Crew

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