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Sage One Series Rod Models All New For 2012 !!!
390-4 ONE 586-4 ONE 691-4 ONE 796-4 ONE 990-4 ONE
486-4 ONE 590-4 ONE 696-4 ONE 7100-4 ONE 1090-4 ONE
490-4 ONE 596-4 ONE 697-4 ONE 890-4 ONE Sage Reels
496-4 ONE 5100-4 ONE 6100-4 ONE 896-4 ONE Sage Packs
4100-4 ONE 690-4 ONE 790-4 ONE 8100-4 ONE Sage Clothing
FEATURES SAGE SAYS Just Buy ONE KONNETIC TECHNOLOGY
TRANSLATED ACCURACY VIDEO: SAGE ONE-ACCURACY REDEFINED
VIDEO: SAGE 590-4 ONE DEFEATS THE WIND VIDEO: SAGE ONE SPEY ROD SNEAK PEEK
 
WHAT SAGE SAYS: Smooth, precise and with an intentionally forgiving “sweet spot” that complements widely diverse casting styles, the ONE rod helps a fly fisher make a full range of close in and long-distance casts that hit the mark with equal ease. Due to its extraordinary sensitivity and light weight, the ONE rod is at home in the hands of seasoned casters as well as aspiring casters who benefit from the rod’s remarkable feedback-enhancing properties. Being able to feel exactly what the line is doing through all stages of a cast gives users ultimate control such that they can make the minute corrections needed in-cast to land the fly precisely where they want it. As part of Sage’s commitment to rod development and testing, they pitted the ONE rod against some of the world’s toughest game fish, under demanding fresh and saltwater conditions far exceeding anything most anglers would ever encounter. Over the course of its three-year development, the ONE rod took on such heavyweights as tarpon, bonefish and permit on trips to Florida, Belize and the Bahamas, redfish in Louisiana and even halibut in Alaska while pushing the rod to its limits. Fresh water proving grounds included Atlantic salmon on Canada’s Gaspé peninsula and the Tweed River in Scotland, steelhead in Washington state, giant musky in Wisconsin plus trout in Colorado, Montana and Chile. While casting to monster Chilean Browns under typically adverse conditions—throwing massive dry flies into or crossways against the constant winds—the ONE rod’s extraordinary blend of strength and finesse was on full display. As one of Sage's fortunate researchers stated on the trip, “the rod becomes a true extension of your arm, allowing you to place the fly exactly where you want without having to think about the cast.” High praise from a man who is owner and Chief Guide at one of Chile’s premier fishing lodges.

Introducing the Sage ONE Rod - Accuracy Redifined from Sol Duc Buck on Vimeo.

KONNETIC TECHNOLOGY: In 2004, Sage introduced Generation 5 Technology (G5), a breakthrough in its day that continues to be the proven platform of our top performance rod families. In our continuing effort to explore and develop new technologies, over the past several years Sage has extensively tested a wide range of construction methods and materials, including nano-particle resin systems. We’ve concluded, as of today, that Sage’s existing proprietary resin and carbon fiber system is far superior for crafting the high performance fly rods that anglers the world over have come to rely on. However, never satisfied to merely test new technologies as they come along, Sage has developed a new, superior technology all our own. Introducing the most significant evolution in fly rod development since Generation 5. Sage’s new Konnetic technology combines proprietary aerospace-grade materials with innovative manufacturing methods and processes. The impossibly lighter rods built utilizing this technology provide ultimate line control and accuracy due to enhanced “tip-to-hand” sensitivity and feed back, yet still retain Sage’s renowned power and durability. Konnetic technology incorporates a new composite material that was developed using an optimized ratio of Sage’s proprietary resin to high modulus carbon fiber. Our Advanced Modulus Positioning System (AMPS) is a process that places the carbon materials to exacting tolerances for the greatest blank strength and efficient energy transfer throughout the shaft. Using our High Compression Molding (HCM) process, the blank’s carbon fibers are compacted for optimum density and precise alignment, simultaneously fusing the 50% lighter all-carbon fiber inner core. The result of tireless coordination between our chief rod designer, engineers and production teams, Konnetic technology was refined over years of research both in the lab and on the water stressing hundreds of prototypes.
By innovating and mastering the extensive production steps required to unlock the potential of the advanced aerospace-grade materials used in Konnetic technology, Sage has created a highly responsive and robust blank with significantly enhanced torsional stability and minimal vibration for casts that track effortlessly and accurately.
More about Konnetic Technology...

Sage One Series

390-4 ONE

Length: 9' Line: 3 Pieces: 4

This is a very practical rod for fussy feeders of many sizes. Few qualities beat stealth in the wild out of doors. Gentle presentations most often preferred. Fine diameter lines disturb the water less than larger ones. Check out the silver Creek Trio hatch with a 390-4 ONE. You will be surprised how much it tips the odds in your favor.
Rod weight: 2 3/8 ounces.

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390-4 ONE 3 Fast L $720 SALE ENDED

486-4 ONE

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

A great rod for mountain streams. Throw ultra tight, delicate loops for soft presentations. Fishes flies from 8-22. Best for fish from 8"-16".
Rod weight: 2 7/16 ounces.

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486-4 ONE 4 Fast L $715 SALE ENDED
490-4 ONE Length: 9' Line: 4 Pieces: 4
This is the spring creek and back eddy killer. Lots of long reach. If the 590 is the 30-06, this 490 is the 220 Swift. Fish gossamer tippets and tiny hooks with total confidence.
Rod weight: 2 1/2 ounces.
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490-4 ONE 4 Fast L $720 SALE ENDED
496-4 ONE Length: 9' 6" Line: 4 Pieces: 4
Great small streamer rod. Also great for fishing soft hackles and other classic wet flies.
Rod weight: 2 7/8 ounces.
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496-4 ONE 4 Fast L $725 SALE ENDED
4100-4 ONE Length: 10' Line: 4 Pieces: 4
Before there was Czk Nymphing, or strike indicators, there was just plain old deep nymphing on our local rivers by our local anglers. It was and still is very effective, but is especially effective when long, light rods are used with fine leaders and multiple flies of many sizes. Match the day's behavioral insect drift for size. Make your flies look like they are attached to nothing. Keep them near the bottom and develop the "feel" and load up with trout. The 4100-4 ONE will help you put your flies in the center of the feeding lane and "feel" the sip.
Rod weight: 3 ounces.
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4100-4 ONE 4 Fast L $730 SALE ENDED
586-4 ONE Length: 8' 6" Line: 5 Pieces: 4
A slightly shorter, lighter in weight 5-weight for fishing closer and tighter. A great mountain stream rod. You won't be able to believe the casting accuracy you will be able to achieve with this rod. the is the perfect bank feeder rod for the upstream wading angler. Put your hopper or elk hair within an inch of the overhanging grass every time.
Rod weight: 2 9/16 ounces.
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586-4 ONE 5 Fast L $720 SALE ENDED
590-4 ONE Length: 9' Line: 5 Pieces: 4
This is the best, most accurate dry fly rod we have ever tested. The 9-foot, 5-weight has been dubbed the 30-06 trout rod for west of the Mississippi. That is the right size to do a wide variety of things very well, including fishing rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, dries, nymphs, streamers, etc....and this is the 30-06 of 590's. Just buy one. You won't regret it! Video
Rod weight: 2 7/8 ounces.
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590-4 ONE 5 Fast L $725 SALE ENDED
596-4 ONE Length: 9' 6" Line: 5 Pieces: 4
A great float tubing rod. Will fish midges in the film or wooly bugger down deep. Handles large trout, but has the finesse to protect fine tippets.
Rod weight: 2 15/16 ounces.
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596-4 ONE 5 Fast L $730 SALE ENDED
5100-4 ONE Length: 10' Line: 5 Pieces: 4
This is probably one of the finest nymph rods ever designed where large heavily weighted stonefly nymphs are use in the presentation.
Rod weight: 3 1/16 ounces.
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5100-4 ONE 5 Fast L $735 SALE ENDED
690-4 ONE Length: 9' Line: 6 Pieces: 4
Possibly the perfect rod for poking big flies up under the overhanging brush during the salmon fly hatch. This is probably the best all around trout rod where the trout average 2-6 pounds.
Rod weight: 2 7/8 ounces.
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690-4 ONE 6 Fast L $725 SALE ENDED
691-4 ONE Length: 9' Line: 6 Pieces: 4
Possibly the most versatile fly rod available. It does a lot of different things extremely well. This would be a great stick to have in your quiver when traveling to Belize. Will also please you when fishing from a drifting boat hucking big streamers with a fast sinking shooting head for big trout who live in the deep spots.
Rod weight: 3 ounces.
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691-4 ONE 6 Fast M $725 SALE ENDED
696-4 ONE Length: 9' 6" Line: 6 Pieces: 4
A great rod for float tubing where larger trout are expected. Possibly the world's best sinking line + wooly bugger rod. The lack of a fighting butt places your hand slightly lower on the rod for a slightly longer reach.
Rod weight: 3 1/16 ounces.
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696-4 ONE 6 Fast L $730 SALE ENDED
697-4 ONE Length: 9' 6" Line: 6 Pieces: 4
A great rod for float tubing where larger trout are expected. Possibly the perfect rod for Alaska trout. You will like this rod on the flats where average size bonefish are encountered.
Rod weight: 3 1/4 ounces.
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697-4 ONE 6 Fast M $730 SALE ENDED
6100-4 ONE Length: 10' Line: 4 Pieces: 4
A big water trout rod. Possibly the perfect steelhead nymphing rod for the wading angler. A great rod for float tubing on big lakes.
Rod weight: 3 9/16 ounces.
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6100-4 ONE 6 Fast L $735 SALE ENDED
790-4 ONE Length: 9 Line: 7 Pieces: 4
A very good rod for average size bonefish, or many other fish that average 3-10 poundsRod weight: 3 7/16 ounces.
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790-4 ONE 7 Fast M $730 SALE ENDED
796-4 ONE Length: 9' 6" Line: 7 Pieces: 4
A great light duty summer steelhead rod, or for Alaskan trout and Char.
Rod weight: 3 9/16 ounces.
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796-4 ONE 7 Fast M $735 SALE ENDED
7100-4 ONE Length: 10' Line: 7 Pieces: 4
This is a favorite size rod for floating line fishing for steelhead.
Rod weight: 3 13/16 ounces.
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7100-4 ONE 7 Fast M $740 SALE ENDED
890-4 ONE Length: 9' Line: 8 Pieces: 4
A great medium duty travel rod for the flats or many anadromous fisheries. The greatly enhanced accuracy will prove its benefits when target casting for any fish on the flats.
Rod weight: 3 1/2 ounces.
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890-4 ONE 8 Fast M $730 SALE ENDED
896-4 ONE Length: 9' 6" Line: 8 Pieces: 4
This is a great rod for Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon or big trout.
Rod weight: 3 11/16 ounces.
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896-4 ONE 8 Fast M $735 SALE ENDED
8100-4 ONE Length: 10' Line: 8 Pieces: 4
This is the big water single-hander for Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon, Coho and any other anadromous fish that average 6-20 pounds.
Rod weight: 3 15/16 ounces.
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8100-4 ONE 8 Fast M $740 SALE ENDED
990-4 ONE Length: 9' Line: 9 Pieces: 4
Perhaps the perfect pick for wading the flats in search of Permit or BIG bonefish. Nine weight rods are a great choice for saltwater fish that average 6-20 pounds.
Rod weight: 3 3/4 ounces.
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990-4 ONE 9 Fast M $735 SALE ENDED
1090-4 ONE Length: 9' Line: 10 Pieces: 4
Average Permit, large Stripers, juvenile Tarpon, Dorado and most kinds of finny critters that weigh 15-30 pounds are the targets for the 1090-4 ONE. Improved accuracy and range will make you master of this domain.
Rod weight: 4 3/16 ounces.
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1090-4 ONE 10 Fast M $735 SALE ENDED
FEATURES:
• All-water rod
• Fast action
• Konnetic technology construction
• Black Ice shaft color
• Black primary thread wraps with bronze trim wraps
• Fuji ceramic stripper guides
• Hard chromed snake guides
• High grade, custom tapered, shaped cork handle
• Walnut wood insert and Golden Bronze colored aluminum anodized reel seat components on 3-weightthrough 6-weight with a snub nose, half-wells grip
• Saltwater capable weights 6-10 have an all GoldenBronze colored aluminum anodized reel seat and full-wells handle with fighting butt
• Black powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion
Custom Cork Handle: Snub-nose, half-Wells grip. The cork is custom formed to match the exact taper of the ONE rod, providing a snug fit for even greater sensitivity and feel.
New Low-Profile Ferrules: The inherent strength of Konnetic technology allows us to reduce the weight of our all-graphite ferrule connections by nearly 70%. Improved aerodynamics plus lighter weight contribute to livelier blanks.
Reel Seat: The warm, elegant tones of the walnut insert are perfectly married with the bronze anodized aluminum reel seat.
Round Tip Eye: This Sage-designed tip-top never pinches or binds the line, allowing the caster to make mends and cast in any direction with full control.
Black Ice Color: Sage’s first black rod, this translucent black finish is complemented by black guide wraps and bronze trim wraps.
Black Rod Tube: Handmade on Bainbridge like all our tubes, this distinctive rod tube features a raised logo medallion and black cloth sleeve with black silkscreen.

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ON THE RIVER (07/24-07/27 The video above was shot during this period.): We spent three days on the Deschutes River. Part of the time we were trout fishing, most of the time we were hunting for early season steelhead. We found both trout and steelhead. All of the trout time was spent testing and analyzing a 590-4 ONE. For a short period a 590-4 TCX was also used for comparison. The TCX was as advertised, faster action than the ONE rod. However, even during some major league winds, the ONE was easier to time and actually developed high line speed. There is nothing to prepare you for the casting accuracy you will be able to achieve with a ONE rod. This is not Madison Avenue hype. This is fact. Even if you are a moderately skilled caster, you will be able to feel and see the difference. If you are a skilled caster, the recognition of the superior design and technology use in the construction of the 590-4 ONE will be instantaneous and dramatic. This rod delivers more casting precision than any other rod we have ever used. It is also a very practical design, in that it is a true 5-weight rod and has a sweet-spot that is most comfortable exactly in the ranges where most trout fishing occurs (15' to 50'). We used 5X leader and never broke off a fish. The tip of this rod really helps protect fine leaders.
More testimonial from the field:

Mark,

Here's an Early Edition ONE Rod report from My Buddy Greg Thomas (Editor of Fly Rod & Reel). He sent this to me to use as I see fit. He was on the Hoo Doo River on the Alaska peninsula. Josh will remember this area as a fair bit South of Mel Gillis's place on the Sandy River. Thought the Fine Folks at the Fly Fishing Shop should get this FIRST to use as they(you) see fit Good Sir. The "QUOTE" below would be appropriate "Greg used the Rod recently in Alaska and it preformed really well on King's to 30 LB.s".

Georgie

Rio Scandi Short VersiTip Shooting Heads Buy Now!
New for 2012. RIO's new Scandi Short VersiTip is a shooting head developed for smaller rivers and tight casting situations.
  • Perfect for Great Lakes tributaries and small coastal streams
  • One of the easiest casting Spey designs ever made
  • Comes with 4 different 10 ft. long tips:
  • A floating tip, intermediate tip, type 3 and type 6 Density Compensated sinking tips
This is a great line for many different applications, including Spey Rods, Switch Rods and Single Hand Rods. To be noted: this line roll casts, spey cats and over-head casts with ease. Manufactured with a long front taper, this head throws wonderful tight loops that turn over beautifully at all distances. The short tips ensure that anglers can fish narrow runs and tight situations, yet have enough body outside the rod to make an easy cast. The floating head easily has enough power to turn over standard 15' tips and appropriate sizes of M.O.W. Tips for fishing at greater depths when needed. The Rio Scandi Short VersiTip Shooting Head system is also perfect for larger single hand rods. Users should note that weights are based on Spey AFTTA standard, which is about 3 line sizes heavier than the single hand rod standard. For example, if you have a #8 single hand rod, use the #5 scandi short VersiTip.

RIO Scandi Short VersiTip Fly Line from Sol Duc Buck on Vimeo.

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20660 Rio Scandi Short VersiTip Shooting Head with interchangeable tips and wallet #5
320-grains
$119.95 SALE ENDED
20661 Rio Scandi Short VersiTip Shooting Head with interchangeable tips and wallet #6
370-grains
$119.95 SALE ENDED
20662 Rio Scandi Short VersiTip Shooting Head with interchangeable tips and wallet #7
425-grains
$119.95 SALE ENDED
20663 Rio Scandi Short VersiTip Shooting Head with interchangeable tips and wallet #8
485-grains
$119.95 SALE ENDED
20664 Rio Scandi Short VersiTip Shooting Head with interchangeable tips and wallet #9
540-grains
$119.95 SALE ENDED

Two favored outfits: Sage 6129-4 VXP w/Sage 6010 reel and Sage 5119-4 TCX w/Sage 3880 reel. Both reels are loaded with Rio's Scandi Short VersiTip Lines. Both outfits can be fished year around.

U.S. Army HP-50 Head Lamp
Description
The U.S. Army HP-50 is a high-powered 50 lumen LED head lamp with 3 color-changing LEDs. The HP-50 features a two-way adjustable head strap. The HP-50 has 6 lighting modes: White light (50 lumens,) 3 Green LEDs (33,000MCD,) 3 Blue LEDs (33,000MCD,) 3 Red LEDs (13,500MCD,) 3 Red LEDs Flashing (13,500MCD) and all LEDs in S.O.S. All 6 modes are activated with just a click of the button, located conveniently on the bottom of the head lamp. The head of the head lamp tilts 90° to give you lighting exactly where you need it. Water-resistant and shock-proof, the HP-50 is ARMY STRONG.®
Strong in mind, body and soul, U.S. Army Soldiers protect us and all that the U.S. Constitution stands for. Their ability stems from U.S. Army training - to think, to act, and to live by values and a creed that lets each Soldier feel proud to be a part of a team. Learn more about what it means to be a U.S. Army Soldier at www.goarmy.com.
This product is licensed by the U.S. Army. Proceeds from sales of U.S. Army licensed products provide support to the U.S. Army licensing program, and by federal law, all net revenue must be devoted to U.S. Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation programs. Official Licensed Product of the U.S. Army (or Under the License of the U.S. Army.)
Features
  • One high power LED bulb outputs 50 lumens of light (bulbs rated for 110,000+ hours of life)
  • 6 lighting modes: White light (50 lumens,) 3 Green LEDs (33,000MCD,) 3 Blue LEDs (33,000MCD,) 3 Red LEDs (13,500MCD,) 3 Red LEDs Flashing (13,500MCD) and all LEDs in S.O.S.
  • 90° Vertical Tilt
  • Shock-Proof Impact Plastic Design
  • Water-Resistant
  • Two-Way Adjustable Head Strap
  • 2 AA Batteries Included
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5589 U.S. Army HP-50 Head Lamp $24.95 SALE ENDED

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