Distance:  The range in which each rod excels. /> Sage has hyped the Circa as their version of a ‘slow’ rod. Such a rod is designed for raw power. At 7’6″, the Dart Series is completely superior for fishing the small waters. What’s missing from this review? Thanks! SAGE 890-4 FOUNDATION OUTFIT 8WT 4PC 9ft. In order to effectively present a fly to them, the angler needs to be on top of his game. It was meant to sit next to my favoured #3 Sage Circa and only come out to play when the hoppers were on in the howling wind, or if I wasn’t getting Zen with glass. Sage mirrors our philosophy by providing their customers with incredible quality fly fishing rods and reels. Sage Circa Fly Rods. In the hands of mere mortals like ourselves, the Igniter is simply more fun to cast. This is not a quality grade, but rather a relative scale of specialization. $ 575.00. Sage’s new DART rods are all about the fun. Item # 109778. X saltwater models offer more feedback to the caster and a little more line speed, especially with a trout-style casting stroke. A nice combo which should be good for some small stream and farm pond action. Budget is always a consideration, but in this article we will compare only the action, feel and versatility of the rods. At 8' 9", this 4 wt. Brand Sage. Line mending, high sticking, slack line casts and tea cup accuracy are abetted by a responsive rod that may easily be manipulated by its caster. I have a Sage Circa 7’9” 3wt 4-piece blank I’m starting on soon. The Rio InTouch Gold, SA Trout Taper and SA Sharkwave Ultimate Trout are the house favorites. Demo or custom build. Line pairings:  The X will literally handle any fly line, but since it is a pleasure to make nice, long casts with a progressive rod, we prefer slightly longer line bellies and subtle tapers. $850 Sale $499. When I first read about the Sage Circa, I (incorrectly) assumed that Sage was attempting to make a fiberglass rod out of graphite. | Free shipping on many items! In trout models, we recommend 9’ Accel models. $ 950.00. sage 690-4 foundation outfit 6wt 4pc 9ft. The Circa replaced the ZXL in the Sage lineup, but when I picked it up, I immediately thought of the TXL-F, so naturally, I cast them back to back. The X is a terrific choice for shallow flats, where casting is more important than lifting fish from deep water. Igniter saltwater models feel more “explosive” than their Salt HD counterparts. But, … $ 475.00. Free Shipping. These are refined fly rods that even the most experienced angler would take just about anywhere. Choose the Salt HD for playing heavy fish in deeper water, but for flats fishing, the Igniter will throw tighter loops with almost any saltwater fly line. SAGE 790-4 FOUNDATION OUTFIT 7WT 4PC 9ft. Sage continues to cover all of their rods with an Unconditional Lifetime Warranty, which really seals the deal. For the next few weeks I’ll be testing the new Sage Circa 379-4, a 7′ 9″ 3wt. Quality Fly Fishing Flies for less. We’re seeing a great trend in rod-building where manufacturers are seeking to create rods that are very accurate and cast far with a lot of feel. In the Pulse series, our favorites are the 8’6” models. It features: It’s available now in a 7'9" 2-weight through 8'9" 5-weight. Outstanding model:  486-4 Pulse They are “fast action” in the classic sense, but much more rangy and versatile than any previous Sage “fast action” fly rod. ... Sage MOD 9ft 3wt fly rod. Sage ZXL 386-4 3wt 8'6" 4pc Fly Rod This used Sage fly rod that is in great condition. The Dart series offers more range than comparable Scott F Series models, but these are still “specialty” rods, as opposed to “versatile rods.”  Darts comfortably cast leaders up to 11′ with maximum fishing range of around 40 feet. The best sinking 3wt fly line, or best sinking tip 3wt fly line will allow you to effectively fish plunge pools, or in ponds where the fish might be deeper than your leader will allow. 98 points. This fly is intricately tied with a variety of techniques that are easy to learn and fun to use in a variety of other streamer patterns. Avg. Your Price. Choose the Circa for spring creeks, mountain streams and other small waters. Regular Price. $850 Sale $499. The rod blank itself is in great condition, not much in the way of scuffs or scratches. Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. Loading down deep into the butt section, the Circa is built for delicate presentations, long leaders, and light tippets.. A superior quality Sage rod is the ideal upgrade for any fly fisher looking to take their sport to the next level. The handle is a little dark from use. SAGE 386-4 PULSE ROD - 3wt 8ft 6in 4pc. If you like the feel of the ZXL, TXL-F, you’ll love the Sage Circa. A New Sage Circa Fly Rod This Sage Circa. by Richard Post, Telluride Angler. $ 950.00 . Also, we will identify a few of our favorite models to help anglers build their arsenals around cornerstone fly rods. Unused item SAGE CIRCA 489-4 Fly rod #4 8'9" New (Other) $1,273.41. In overall quality, the Sonic seems like a high-end rod restrained just enough to offer at a lower price. Certainly this couldn’t be done with a glass rod. Hmmmm, didn’t expect that. Sage 6139-4 X Spey Rod The new Two-Handed X rods let you experience the remarkable benefits of Konnetic HD Technology through access to the more powerful lower sections of the rod, allowing for easier and more efficient load carry through the casting stroke. This is a great combination for delivering your fly quickly at typical fishing distances. I did have to slow down my casting stroke a bit, but only slightly, and most won’t have to at all. Your Price. The Igniter loads easiest with a Rio Flats Pro, which has a heavy head. $ 575.00 . Line Pairing:  Rio Creek line. It holds up well even with a strong double haul. The Sage Trout LL offers the same technological sophistication and design refinement found in the Sage X, but in a classic medium action rod that excels in dry fly fishing and all the subtle arts of our sport. Despite their fun-loving casting style, these little rods are serious creeking tools, tailor-made for the close quarters upstream casting environment. The Trout LL is magnificently tuned for a wide casting range, much more even flexing than any previous moderate action Sage fly rod. Read our model-by-model reviews. It is, however, Sage’s latest attempt at a dry-fly specific rod, and they did a fabulous job. At StillwaterFly Shop, you will find the largest selection of Sage Fly Rods, Sage Fly Reels, Sage Fly Fishing Outfits & Combos. $850.00. The Salt is also a better choice for striped bass, false albacore, tarpon, jacks, roosterfish and other species that may require extra lifting power. Classifieds. It is, however, Sage’s latest attempt at a dry-fly specific rod, and they did a fabulous job. Views: 19 Beartown Lodge Member. Condition. I had no trouble casting the Circa out to 60 feet or so, and probably could have gone farther! In Sage’s search of a fast action rod, they re-invented the slow action rod. sage 586-4 trout ll rod 4pc 5wt 8ft 6in. For those of you who haven’t been following the press, the Circa is Sage’s newest high performance rod. They will cast farther, but we prefer longer rods beyond that distance. $ 575.00. sage 889-4 payload rod 4pc 8wt 8ft 9in. Some say Sage rod blanks are legendary for their magical properties, their propensity for placing flies just above the ripple. Our stock includes freshwater and saltwater models in a variety of lengths and weights. I am looking to trade my T&T Contact 11’3” 3wt. Sold by L.L.Bean, Sage One Fly Rod, 3 *Classic & Collectable Fly Rods and Reels* Ultra rare 3pc Sage glass rod. $594.95 . Size. In the 4, 5 and 6-weight models, we were quite surprised to find that the SA Trout Taper is our favorite line for both loop control and distance. $850 Sale $499. Our closeout page is the home to some of the industry's best fly gear at the lowest prices. Sage has never produced better fly rods, but with no less than 15 series currently in production, it is useful to understand the distinctions of each, whether you are choosing an all-around trout stick or a highly specialized rod for that once-in-a-lifetime expedition. Circa 489-4 8'9" 4-wt 4-pc rod Reg. Outstanding model:  990-4 Salt HD    This is one of the great 9-weights ever produced, at once easy-casting and extremely powerful. Our favorites are the 490-4 and 590-4, but anglers will find the 690-4, 790-4 and 890-4 are serviceable fly rods in almost any angling situation. Log in Register. Conversely, the Igniter is a joy to cast and fish. We find the X Series saltwater models to have a casting ease and lightness that helps make the transition from freshwater to saltwater. Tune in as Jared teaches you the steps to tie the Hollow Fleye Squid with tips, techniques, and advice for tying this Hollow Fleye-style Squid pattern. The 9-foot length, along with the unbelievable light weight gives you casting range and line control that is almost unheard of. The stiffest, “fastest action” rod is the Igniter. Let me know what you’ve got. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Sage Circa 8'9 3wt Fly Rod at the best online prices at eBay! Size Quantity Price. SAGE 690-4 X ROD - 6wt 9ft 4pc. Sage Circa . Reactions: Bobber Bob, stilly stalker, jimbojones and 1 other person. Original Sage rod sock and aluminum rod tube included. What's new. The Sage Circa is a dry fly fisherman’s dream rod. In our opinion, the Dart is superior to short rods in the other categories from Sage. /> 14% Off Abu Garcia 400 Balanced Action Rod . Outstanding model:  590-4 Foundation From Winston or Scott, these would be considered “fast action” rods. I found that to be odd, particularly since it’s pretty hard to find #5 and 6 single foot guides. SAGE 890-4 X ELECTRIC TEAL ROD 8WT 9ft 4PC. I was also able to deliver flies very accurately time after time – I guess Sage’s Konnetic technology might not be a marketing ploy after all! Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Sage Circa 8'9 3wt Fly Rod at the best online prices at eBay! For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. This speaks volumes to how finely tuned these rods are, the parts perfectly married for a refined casting action. Sage Fly Fishing Rod Blanks. I guess I can’t be right all the time. Only blemish is there is a very small Knick in the cork (See 2nd photo), from the previous owner. Hopefully, the information above has provided you with enough information to find the best fly line for a 3wt. Model. Shipped with UPS Ground. Line pairings:  Rio Bonefish, Rio Permit, SA Bonefish, SA Sonar full sink intermediate, Rio or SA Tarpon lines. Shipping. The “slowest action” Sage rod is the Trout LL, designed to excel in the finer techniques of presentation. The Circa is no noodle. + Shipping to: 20147. Sage Circa Fly Rods. Re: Glass vs plastic A graphite Sage Circa is a slow action fly rod made for those that prefer that type of action. Sold by L.L.Bean, Quest Ii Four-Piece Fly Rod, 5-6 Wt., Sage TCX Fly Fishing Rod - 4 ,Deal of the Day; Upgrade your Rods Spring Creek Circa Fly Rod 8ft 9in 3wt, 4-Piece, Steelhead in a super versatile length and weight, this Sage ONE is the This rod is in excellent condition, looks to be lawn cast a time or two, hard to tell it isn’t new. Impressively, Sonics cast beautifully in a super broad range, with “sweet spots” that span 40 or even 50 feet. In fact, it’s a firm-ish medium at the most. Over $490.00 - apply Price filter. © Copyright 2021 Telluride Angler 121 W. Colorado Ave PO Box 685 Telluride, CO 81435 1 (800) 831-6230 All rights reserved.Privacy PolicyWebsite by WEBDOGS. 517357. With the CIRCA series, Sage aims to capture the action and tempo provided by bamboo and glass, but with the advantages that come with modern materials, bringing a new option to the world of the slow action fly rod. The Circa is very much a Sage. The SA Sonar Saltwater Intermediate casts magnificently on these rods, too. The Sage Salt Series emphasizes lifting power. Looking to trade for a nice 4wt/5wt. They also note that if using single foot guides, go up two sizes on each. The Salt HD Series represents a collective refinement of Sage’s saltwater fly rods. An incredible 4-weight rod for fishing larger streams and stillwaters with dry flies, nymphs or small streamers. About the seller Prudershausen . With each new generation of mid-priced fly rods, Sage improves the value proposition. Nothing out of the ordinary for a used fly rod. The Trout LL will be the best choice for anglers who prefer medium action rods (including former Sage rods including the LightLine, SLT and MOD), and for anglers seeking a dry fly rod to complement their Sage X or other fast action rod. The Circa, on the other hand, is designed to be slightly on the slow side, favoring accuracy over speed. Share this deal. This item has been discontinued and is no longer available. $850 Sale $499 . If your after that big sale (closeouts) on fly fishing gear from brands like Sage, Simms, Winston, Abel, Loomis, Lamson, Bauer, Echo, Redington, Rio, SA and more, then you are on the right page. $ 575.00. sage 889-4 payload rod 4pc 8wt 8ft 9in. When paired with an appropriate line, some rods merely get the job done while others feel exceptional. And 1 other person X 691-4 9 ’ 6 ” models in great,. Help anglers build their arsenals around cornerstone fly rods shallow flats, casting. 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