BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (June 12, 20197) – Sage nods to tradition yet improves performance with the introduction of the TROUT LL fly rod family. Through blank taper optimization and specialized length offerings, the TROUT LL is perfected for wade fishing, closer casts, small flies, and light tippets.
“KonneticHD technology allows us to design this rod to have a supple tip to maximize tippet protection yet have a smooth, easy-loading mid-section to increase feel and feedback throughout the casting stroke,” said Peter Knox, Sage R&D design engineer. “The TROUT LL’s delicate touch and medium action is a dry fly anglers dream.”
The TROUT LL’s classic appearance starts with the mahogany blank highlighted with bronze primary thread wraps and gold trim wraps. Each model has Fuji ceramic stripper guides and the hard-chromed snake guides and tip-tops. A walnut wood insert with bronze up-locking reel seat pair nicely with the super plus, snub-nose, half-wells cork handle. Each rod comes in a tan rod bag with brown logo in a brown powder-coated aluminum rod tube. The TROUT LL is available from 3 through 6-weights in lengths ranging from 7’9” to 9’ and each model will retail for $800.
All models will be available August 2019, but attendees of EFTTEX can see them at booth CP26 June 13-15.
Founded in 1980, Sage was created with one idea in mind—to build the world’s finest performance fly rods. From the start, Sage has maintained that singular focus on delivering the finest performance fly fishing rods, reels, and equipment to the avid angler. We are a company of passionate anglers and craftsmen, continually seeking performance advantages through new materials, designs, and engagement with the fly fishing community. We fly fish. You can feel our passion for fly fishing in everything we do. For more information, please visit www.sageflyfish.com.