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Sage Announces the Debut of the ONE Fly Rod

June 23, 2011
Author: Tucker Ladd

Sage Fly Rods today made their first public announcement of their intent to launch a new line of fly rods named the ONE.  There has been a ton of speculation across the web in the past 2 weeks that the Z-Axis Fly Rod series was going to be discontinued and that a new more technologically advanced fly rod would be taking it's place.  I am personally releaved to hear that Sage if finally letting the cat out of the bag so to speak, and putting any speculation and rumor milling to rest.  Here is what Sage has to say about this exciting new fly rod.

06.23.2011– (Bainbridge Island, WA) – Sage Manufacturing, fly-fishing industry leader, launches the ONE™ rod series. The ONE rod is the first precision casting instrument to take advantage of Sage’s groundbreaking Konnetic™ technology. The ONE offers exceptional tracking with virtually no lateral or torsional movement, resulting in astonishing casting accuracy that is unparalleled in the marketplace.

The inherent strength of Konnetic technology allows ONE rods to have a smaller diameter and are 25% lighter than comparable Sage rods. These attributes combine to provide augmented aerodynamic efficiency. Further innovations are the 70% lighter, low profile ferrules that help direct and carry energy through the rod without sacrificing strength, critical action and feel.

“The ONE rod becomes a true extension of the angler’s arm,” notes Sage Chief Rod Designer, Jerry Siem. “It offers a more fluid transmission of energy from the arm to the fly. The eye sees the cast it wants to make and is translated to the hand through the rod instantaneously.”


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Trout’s Takes on the Louisiana Marsh | by R.A. Beattie

June 23, 2011
Author: Tucker Ladd
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Yeti Coolers Versus the Competition

June 20, 2011
Author: Admin
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Spring 2011 Runoff Update | June 18, 2011

June 18, 2011
Author: Tucker Ladd

Well we're now into the latter part of June, and river's across the state are still flowing at exceptionally high levels.  The Southern part of the state is starting to see flows subside, while the Central and Northern Mountains are still experiencing high flows and off color water.  So the common question lately in the shop has been, "when can we expect flows to start dropping?".  While my magic ball in for repairs, I will do my best to give you all the most educated guess I can.  Currently our statewide snowpack is at a staggering 252% of average!  (You can click here to view a full map of all major river basin snowpacks).  And keep in mind that this number is a statewide average.  Here's a breakdown of snowpack averages for Colorado's major river basins:

  • Arkansas River Basin - 122%
  • Colorado River Basin - 268%
  • Gunnison River Basin - 218%
  • North Platte River Basin - 350%
  • Rio Grande Rive Basin - 65%
  • South Platte River Basin - 440%
  • San Miguel River Basin - 62%
  • Yampa/White River Basin - 235%
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Trip Report | Happy Meadows on the South Platte

June 16, 2011
Author: Tucker Ladd

With runoff is full swing, and a day off to hit the water, I was a bit concerned that any and all tailwaters near the front range would be a crowded mess.  With few other options, and a strong desire to chase some trout, I opted to hit up 11-Mile Canyon knowing that there are plenty of other options if all else failed.  Upon arrival at 11-mile around 8:30am, my worst fears were proven true with countless vehicles heading up the canyon for a day of fishing.  Not wanting to endure a day of combat fishing, I retreated downstream to the Happy Meadows section of the South Platte.  There I was pleasant greeted to great looking water, minimal crowds, and trout feeding aggressively all day.

Happy Meadows on the South Platte River.  An often overlooked section of public water.

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