The 6wt R8 is one of Sage's most popular models. The 690 is a very powerful trout rod, able to cast large, heavy and wind-resistant flies long distances or into heavy winds.
What you get with our combo: Rod: SAGE R8 6wt Fly Rod - NEW! - We normally suggest the 690-4 (9'0") but we can get you another size if you like - Call us! Reel:SAGE ARBOR XL FlyReel (NEW for 2022!) - We can also help you upgrade to a custom reel of your choice. Call or email us any time for assistance. Fly Line (FREE!): RIO Elite Gold Trout Fly Line ($130 value) - Feel free to request a different fly line if you want. Backing (FREE!): Blue color (contact us to request a different color, also free) Leader (FREE!): RIO Trout Leaders (you can request a specific size if you like but we put the popular ones in the combo typically 4X/5X) Shipping: FREE!
*Call us to with any questions and to learn more about the new R8 fly rods:941-483-6847
*Please note: We are happy to set the reel up for you on request, but it is also very easy to do at home.
Sage R8 Fly Rods description from SAGE:
For most of us, an idyllic day on the water is not when we’re thinking more, but when we’re thinking less. Finding that state of fishing in the moment, where instinct and experience bring us to an almost zen-like awareness of each subtle motion and movement—that’s what R8 CORE is all about. It’s not a race or a competition, but a state we all aim to reach out on the water. With R8 CORE we enhance that two-way connection from hand to fly and back for greater feel, flow and control. This Amplified Two-Way Feedback Loop, due to our new axial fiber formulation, allows you to feel when the power needs to be applied throughout the cast, presentation, and when applying the appropriate pressure to fish - ultimately giving you the angler Complete Control.
R8 CORE is focused on maximum versatility and applies new revolutionary material technology through our forward-thinking lens of what we’re seeing out on the water, where one rod needs to show even greater range. At its core, R8 CORE traces a direct lineage to Sage’s multi-application vision, one shaped by the fishing evolutions happening all around us—from habitats we stalk and waters we frequent, to the flies we fish and the diversity of species we now target.
• Effortless Energy Transfer and More Connected Feel • Maximized Versatility & Control • Made to Fish, Not Just Cast
- Revolution 8 Technology - Silver Pine blank color - Slate primary thread wraps with graduated White and Grey trim - Fuji ceramic stripper guides with hard chromed snake guides and tip-top - Black rod bag with new cord lock for quicker, easier, and cleaner storage - Aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion