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Sage Fly Fishing Reels
Mark likes his Sage Reels.
Sage 6000 reels will remain structurally the same for 2013, only the colors will change.  Champagne Gold and Pewter are gone...go figure?
The new colors are Azure, Storm and Stealth, sounds sexy.
Maybe I can put an Azure spool in my Champagne frame...sounds like one of a kind.
They will be available 08/10/12.

Sage may be the best known fly rod maker in the United States. They are often regarded as the company that other rod companies aspire to be. They are not that well known for their reels. I believe that is about to change. Their current models, which hit the market about three years ago have now been proven in the field by many anglers who really put their equipment through hard use. I am one of those guys. Three seasons ago I acquired a gold colored Sage 6010 reel which I soon found out had a number of endearing facets to its personality, the first of all is total reliability...it just works perfectly every time in every arena it has entered in to. When it isn't connected to one of my saltwater rods, it is in the Spey Rod Quiver. It has been used on more rods than any other reel I own. It has recently travelled from The Sea of Cortez to the Deschutes. MB
A example of "reel joy" is the Sage 3880CF portrayed in the video above entitled Steelhead Dreamin'. In this story the angler loves his TCX rod so much, he takes it to bed with him every night, but you will notice the reel is just as close. As a matter of fact the reel steals the show. For 2013, the popular "Blaze" color remains, but Platinum has been replaced with an new color called "Stealth". Other than color the 3800CF series remains structurely the same. The 3800CF Series is very lightweight, super tough, priced right, and really demands your attention. The Author believes it is literally the best reel in the price range. MB
Only Sage could put together this grand selection of fly fishing reels.

6000 Series Reels
Super Duty $600-$700
Sage 4200 Series Reels
4200 Series Reels
Heavy Duty $289-$319
Sage 4600 Reel
4600 Series Reels
Medium Duty
$375-$450
Sage Click Series Reels
Click Series Reels
Lightweight
$280-$310
Sage 3800CF Reel
3800CF Reels

Heavy Duty $260-$300
Sage 2000 Series Reel
Sage 1600, 1800 & 2000 Reels
Value Reels $99-$209
Sage Reels are designed in the United States and manufactured in South Korea. South Korea may be the best example of the free enterprise system outside of the United States. The two halves of Korea are often shown as an example of democracy & free enterprise vs. a dictatorship & communism. I don't mind supporting this example. Below, my buddy Max used his brand new Sage 4210 to land some monster dorados from the Sea of Cortez. The reel worked flawlessly.

Does it seem strange...an article about Sage Reels followed by a display of Winston Rods?
Sage reels fit very well on Winston rods...and other rod brands as well!

Winston BIIIX
386-4 BIIIX 4100-4 BIIIX 590-4 BIIIX JWF 796-4 BIIIX 1090-4 BIIIX
480-4 BIIIX 586-4 BIIIX 690-4 BIIIX 7100-4 BIIIX
486-4 BIIIX 590-4 BIIIX 696-4 BIIIX 890-4 BIIIX
490-4 BIIIX 596-4 BIIIX 790-4 BIIIX 890-4 BIIIX JWF

"Incredible" is the only way to describe this new series; they are arguably the finest fly rods ever made. Utilizing higher modulus third generation Boron/Graphite composite, Boron IIIx rods offer unprecedented performance. They have an even broader casting range that lets anglers control line speed for long casts directly into the wind or gentle presentations up close. They feature a stronger butt section for lifting more line off the water. They are highly responsive and very powerful, yet lightweight with great feel and liveliness. In the words of our technical advisor Joan Wulff, "Boron IIIx rods are an amazing combination of speed, power and Winston smoothness." Boron IIIx rods come with our new, striking lightweight graphite rod tube.


Choice of Featherlight Anodized Aluminum or Nickel Silver Uplock with Burled Wood insert on 8'6" 3-wt. thru 9'5-wt., as well as 9' 6-wt. Featherlight Anodized Aluminum on 9'6" 5-wt., 9'6" 6-wt. and 7 thru 10-wt.


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ZEBRA Winston 3-6 weight rod with Nickel Silver Uplock Reel Seat with Zebrawood Spacer $80 Sale Ended
COCOBOLA Winston 3-6 weight rod with Nickel Silver Uplock Reel Seat with Cocabola Spacer $80 Sale Ended
WALNUT Winston 3-6 weight rod with Nickel Silver Uplock Reel Seat with Walnut Spacer $80 Sale Ended

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INSCRIBE Personal inscription on Winston Rod. Add exact inscription to Comments Section of order $50 Sale Ended

386-4 BIIIX

Length: 8' 6" Line: #3 Pieces: 4

An extremely light, fast-action rod perfect for small creeks with the ability to cast comfortably at a range of distances even in light winds.
FREE RIO GOLD FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 2 3/8 ounces.

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386-4 BIIIX 3 Fast Cigar $795.00 Sale Ended

480-4 BIIIX

Length: 8' Line: #4 Pieces: 4

Ideal rods when delicacy is needed for smaller western spring creeks and mountain streams.
FREE RIO GOLD FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 2 1/8 ounces.

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480-4 BIIIX 4 Fast Cigar $795.00 Sale Ended

486-4 BIIIX Length: 8' 6" Line: #4 Pieces: 4
Ideal rods when delicacy is needed for medium size creeks. A great dry fly rod.
FREE RIO GOLD FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 2 1/2 ounces.
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486-4 BIIIX 4 Cigar $795.00 Sale Ended

490-4 BIIIX Length: 9' Line: #4 Pieces: 4
Ideal rods when delicacy is needed for spring creeks and other technical waters, yet with reserve power capable of generating faster line speeds and handling windy situations and larger rivers. Broad casting range and an excellent all-around rod...exceptional versatility for a 4-weight.
FREE RIO GOLD FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 2 1/2 ounces.
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490-4 BIIIX 4 Fast Cigar $795.00 Sale Ended

4100-4 BIIIX Length: 10' Line: #4 Pieces: 4
A super great nymph rod for all sizes of streams.
FREE RIO GOLD FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 3 1/4 ounces.
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4100-4 BIIIX 4 Fast Cigar $795.00 Sale Ended

586-4 BIIIX Length: 8' 6" Line: #5 Pieces: 4

Perhaps the ideal, high-performance dry fly rod with an extremely wide casting range.
FREE RIO GOLD FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 2 1/2 ounces.

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586-4 BIIIX 5 Fast Cigar $795.00 Sale Ended

590-4 BIIIX Length: 9' Line: #5 Pieces: 4
This is the all around trout rod. Light, powerful, smooth, fun to cast. Able to cast in close with small flies, and yet capable of generating significant line speeds to punch into strong winds or cover longer distances with larger flies without feeling stiff. This is what fishing can be like on larger rivers - sometimes you need a rod that can do everything. Like a top-of-the-line sports car: you can "feel" that the power is in your hands, in your control. A great rod for most western lakes.
FREE RIO GOLD FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 3 1/4 ounces.
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590-4 BIIIX 5 Fast Cigar $795.00 Sale Ended

590-4 BIIIX JWF Length: 9' Line: #5 Pieces: 4
Joan Wulff is acknowledged as one of the great fly caster of all time. Her fly fishing school has taught thousands of anglers to cast better. Joan has put her own imprint on this rod by designing a handle that helps position your thumb to help you perfect your casting stroke. Light, powerful, smooth, fun to cast. Able to cast in close with small flies, and yet capable of generating significant line speeds to punch into strong winds or cover longer distances with larger flies without feeling stiff. This is what fishing can be like on larger rivers - sometimes you need a rod that can do everything. Like a top-of-the-line sports car: you can "feel" that the power is in your hands, in your control.
FREE RIO GOLD FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 2 1/2 ounces.
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590-4 BIIIX-JWF 5 Fast Thumb Spot $770 Sale Ended

596-4 BIIIX Length: 9' 6" Line: #5 Pieces: 4
The rod is very lightweight, but authoritative. A great float tube rod for western lakes.
FREE RIO GOLD FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 2 1/8 ounces.
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596-4 BIIIX 5 Fast $795.00 Sale Ended

690-4 BIIIX Length: 9' Line: #6 Pieces: 4

Exceptionally light all-around rods with extraordinarily broad casting range of 25-100+ feet. On big rivers, for big fish, in stronger winds, these rods will provide you everything you need without being too stiff. Although it has incredible power, can generate very fast line speeds, they are designed to give you incredible versatility: Ideal for streamers, nymphs, big water, big winds, yet versatile enough for gentle dry fly presentations up close.
FREE RIO GOLD FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 2 3/4 ounces.

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690-4 BIIIX 6 Fast Cigar $795.00 Sale Ended

696-4 BIIIX Length: 9' 6" Line: #6 Pieces: 4
This is a great big-lake rod. Exceptionally light all-around rods with extraordinarily broad casting range of 25-100+ feet. On big rivers, for big fish, in stronger winds, these rods will provide you everything you need without being too stiff. Although it has incredible power, can generate very fast line speeds, they are designed to give you incredible versatility: Ideal for streamers, nymphs, big water, big winds, yet versatile enough for gentle dry fly presentations up close.
FREE RIO GOLD FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 3 3/8 ounces.
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696-4 BIIIX 6 Fast Full Wells $795.00 Sale Ended

790-4 BIIIX Length: 9' Line: #7 Pieces: 4
Light, very powerful and a joy to cast. Ideal for big freshwater fish or for light saltwater situations. PCan handle floating and sinking lines.
FREE RIO BONEFISH FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 3 1/8 ounces.
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790-4 BIIIX 7 Fast Full Wells $810 Sale Ended

796-4 BIIIX Length: 9' 6" Line: #7 Pieces: 4
Light, very powerful and a joy to cast. Ideal for big freshwater fish or for light saltwater situations. Perhaps the finest single-handed dry fly steelhead and salmon rods made today. Can handle floating and sinking lines.
FREE RIO GRAND FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 3 1/2 ounces.
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796-4 BIIIX 7 Fast Full Wells $810 Sale Ended

7100-4 BIIIX Length: 10' Line: #7 Pieces: 4
Light, very powerful and a joy to cast. Ideal for big freshwater fish in big rivers. Perhaps the finest single-handed dry fly steelhead and salmon rod made today. Can handle floating and sinking lines. A great steelhead nymph rod as well.
FREE RIO GRAND FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 3 5/8 ounces.
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7100-4 BIIIX 7 Fast Full Wells $810 Sale Ended

890-4 BIIIX Length: 9' Line: #8 Pieces: 4

This new 9-foot 8-weight Boron IIIx was designed to generate extremely fast line speeds to cast wind resistant flies in challenging conditions without giving up feel. This rod can load quickly when casting to skittish bonefish or redfish up close, or make very long casts on demand. The very high line speed allows you to "punch" casts directly into strong winds. Outstanding for both saltwater and freshwater.
FREE RIO BONEFISH FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 3 1/2 ounces.

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890-4 BIIIX 8 Fast Full Wells $810 Sale Ended

890-4 BIIIX JWF Length: 9' Line: #8 Pieces: 4
Joan Wulff is acknowledged as one of the great fly caster of all time. Her fly fishing school has taught thousands of anglers to cast better. Joan has put her own imprint on this rod by designing a handle that helps position your thumb to help you perfect your casting stroke. This new 9-foot 8-weight Boron was designed to generate extremely fast line speeds to cast wind resistant flies in challenging conditions without giving up feel. This rod can load quickly when casting to skittish bonefish or redfish up close, or make very long casts on demand. The very high line speed allows you to "punch" casts directly into strong winds. Outstanding for both saltwater and freshwater.
FREE RIO BONEFISH FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 3 1/2 ounces.
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890-4 BIIIX-JWF 8 Fast Thumb Spot $825 Sale Ended

1090-4 BIIIX Length: 9' Line: #10 Pieces: 4
An extremely light weight, powerful, quick-loading rod - ideal for casting to cruising permit, small tarpon and hard-fighting saltwater species like bonita and false albacore.
FREE RIO TARPON FLY LINE INCLUDED
Rod weight: 4 1/4 ounces.
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1090-4 BIIIX 10 Fast Full Wells $870 Sale Ended

Caddis Dry Flies

In the Pacific Northwest, Caddisfly hatches are a major food sources for stream trout from spring to late fall. Having the right caddisfly patterns can make the difference between catching a few fish, or many fish!
Better Foam Body Caddis Goddard Caddis Quigley's Midget Caddis
Brian Silvey's Caddis Headlight Caddis Parachute Caddis
E/C Cutters Caddis Hemingway Caddis Peacock Caddis
Elk Hair Caddis Henryville Caddis X-Caddis
Giant Caddis Hot Wing Caddis Yeager's Neversink Caddis
We are told that over 250 different species of caddis inhabit our local streams.
These can be broken down into manageable categories. Listed by body color, size and frequency, you would probably wind up with something like this:
1. brown body 14 - 16 5. bright green body 14 - 18
2. black body 16 - 20 6. gray body 14 - 18
3. tan body 14 - 16 7. cream body (water moth) 14 - 18
4. olive body 14 - 18 8. orange body 6 - 12

This selection is for rivers that drain both west and east slopes of the Cascade Range. These can be rain forest mountain rivers to the west and desert rivers to the east. Within this region there are a great diversity of habitat types to be encountered. Incredibly, these rivers have very similar caddis species. This does simplify fly selection a bit. Be aware however, that there are more than a few wild cards out there....And that is why our caddis pattern selection is so large.

If you are a serious fly angler, you can never know enough about the organisms that trout prey on. The easiest way to access this information is through good reference books. We highly recommend The Hatch Guide For Western Streams by Jim Schollmeyer .
The Venerable Elk Hair Caddis !!!
The Elk Hair Caddis was first tied by Montana trout guide Al Troth. It quickly became one of the most popular dry fly styles used on big western rivers. Caddis flies tied with hollow elk body hair for a wing had already been tied, but Al Troth just made his flies float better by leaving the wing butts extend beyond the eye of the hook. This tying techinqe added balance, so the fly always landed on the water with the right additude. These puffy hollow hair butts also added flotation, but best of all, they made these flies look more like the real item. Trout like them.
One Guide Added A Foam Body For Even Better Floatation !!!
Larry Kingrey of Canon City, Colorado designed the K's Better Foam Caddis series to be nearly unsinkable. This is one of the best caddis dry flies patters for fishing choppy riffle water. The foam wrapped body floats, even after the rest of the fly is wet. This fly pattern comes in the perfect sizes and colors to match most of the caddis hatches. Be sure to carry the full sellection
Hot Wing Elk Hair Caddis Explained !!!
Many of our customers do not have perfect eye sight. For many years we have been experimenting with dry flies that are tied with wings made from highly visible materials. Fluorescent Antron is easiest to see and adds floatation to the fly. The concept isn't new. Several years ago we read an article by George Harvey which touted the virtues of highly visible dry flies. The better you can see your fly, the better
you canfish. You can detect strikes easier. But more importantly you can control drag better. Controlling drag will get you a lot more strikes. I used my clients as guinea pigs. Even young anglers with good eyesight fished better with the hi-vis flies and often complained when I ran out of them. These are called Hot Wing Elk Hair Caddis. The way the flies are tied, the bright wing topping is only visible from the top and the trout aren't even aware it exists. They like 'em. Of course for you non-believers, we still offer the old stand-byes.
The key to success is "understanding". You can never know enough.
Understanding the organisms that trout feed on is one of the keys to catching trout.
The Hatch Guide For Western Streams by Jim Schollmeyer
is great reference material for the trout fisher.
Check out our special deal.
YOU CAN NEVER KNOW TOO MUCH !!!

Fish long & prosper,
Mark, Patty & Crew

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