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I just saw that Sage has introduced two new fly rods specifically for Bass fisherman, one for Largemouth and one for Smallmouth.

 

http://www.sageflyfish.com/default.asp?p=139

 

Several interesting things (to me anyway). First, that they are marketing to bass fisherman!

Also, the rods themselve are kind of interesting:

- They come with Sage (made by who? RIO?) Bass taper lines.

- The rods weights are not specified by line weight, but by grain weight.

- They are 7' 11" (something to do with tournament rules?).

 

They kind of have a retro look to them, which on one hand is kind of nice, but on the other hand, I keep thinking of Eagle Claw...

 

 

 

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I just saw that Sage has introduced two new fly rods specifically for Bass fisherman, one for Largemouth and one for Smallmouth.

 

They are being marketed to B.A.S.S. Tournament anglers and are short enough to fit their rules.

 

Good idea? Maybe. I think one of the growth areas in fly fishiong is coming fro the hardware folks but I have my doubts that much growth will come from tournament exposure.

 

 

They kind of have a retro look to them, which on one hand is kind of nice, but on the other hand, I keep thinking of Eagle Claw...

 

 

No accident there.

 

I have lawn cast them, (haven't had them on the water yet) and they are nice. I like the lighter weight better than the heavier weight but I think that was a function of the loine that comes with the rod rather than the rod itself. I have a couple on order that I will need to field test next year.

 

Might be a year-long exhaustive test. :lol:

 

 

Joseph

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- The rods weights are not specified by line weight, but by grain weight.

- They are 7' 11" (something to do with tournament rules?).

 

 

So, they are sort of stubby 10 and 11 weight rods (?). I would think you could man-handle just about any bass with those - which makes their additional recommendation make sense:

 

"When used outside the bass fishing world, we strongly recommend them for probing the mangroves or throwing huge flies for pike and muskies"

 

- Kevin

 

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