With a powerful but comfortable casting action, the new Sage PAYLOAD series of rods are designed to help anglers cast those heavy lines and big flies more effectively.
Big fish, big fly. While not always the case, this rule does ring true for many warmwater and saltwater fisheries with anglers casting larger flies than ever before. With a powerful but comfortable casting action, the new PAYLOAD series of rods are designed to help anglers cast those heavy lines and big flies more effectively. Whether launching a double-articulated streamer to the far bank with the 689-4 or dredging the Sacramento Delta with the 989-4, anglers will notice how easy it is to hurl a heavy line and big fly with the PAYLOAD.
Featuring a fast action for casting large flies and very powerful tip to help pick up heavy lines off the water, the PAYLOAD is tuned for the extreme. These powerful mid sections then transition to a more forgiving butt that allows for a slower and more relaxed casting stroke that reduces fatigue. This softer butt section also allows for more leverage while fighting fish, making it easier to gain ground on hard fighting species. The slightly shorter lengths offer a more effortless cast through a shorter lever and is better for landing fish out of a boat over a traditional 9’0” rod.
|689-4||Grains: 200 - 230gr||8'9"||6+||Trout streamer rod and light duty saltwater||Trout streamers and light duty bass bugs|
|789-4||Grains: 230 - 270gr||8'9"||7+||Perfect for light duty smallmouth fishing or banging the banks in search of carnivorous trout||Boogle bugs to large trout streamers|
|889-4||Grains: 270 - 320gr||8'9"||8+||A great all-around tool for smallmouth bass, striped bass, and saltwater species such as snook||Murdich Minnows, flashtail clouser minnows, whistlers, general baitfish patterns, and poppers|
|989-4||Grains: 320 - 370gr||8'9"||9+||Versatile rod for pike, largemouth bass, larger striped bass, and other saltwater species||Pike flies, large poppers, and large baitfish|
|1090-4||Grains: 370 - 420gr||9'||10+||This rod is targeted towards serious pike/musky fisheries and other assorted fisheries involving large predatory species||Pike flies up to 12"|
|1193-4||Grains: 420 - 480gr||9'3"||11+||This rod is targeted towards serious musky fisheries and other assorted fisheries involving large predatory species||Musky flies 12"+|