Sage ONE Fly Rod - Redefining Fly Casting Accuracy
Sage ONE Fly Rod - Redefining the way we cast!!!
June 22, 2011 (Bainbridge Island, WA) – Sage Manufacturing, fly fishing industry leader, launches the ONE™ fly rod series. The ONE fly rod is the first precision casting instrument to take advantage of Sage’s groundbreaking Konnetic™ technology. Sage's ONE fly rod offers exceptional tracking with virtually no lateral or torsional movement, resulting in astonishing casting accuracy that is unparalleled in the fly fishing marketplace.
The inherent strength of Konnetic technology allows Sage ONE fly rods to be smaller in diameter and 25% lighter than comparable Sage fly rods. These attributes combine to provide augmented aerodynamic efficiency for an exceptional fly fishing experience. The Sage ONE fly rod also includes 70% lighter, low profile ferrules that help direct and carry energy through the fly rod without sacrificing strength, critical action and feel.
“The Sage ONE fly rod becomes a true extension of the angler’s arm,” notes Sage Chief Rod Designer, Jerry Siem. “Sage's ONE fly rod 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 Sage ONE fly rod instantaneously.”
The fast-action Sage ONE fly rod family is intended for all fly fishing conditions thanks to a list of high-end features. A custom cork handle is fashioned in a snub-nose, half-wells grip on the 3-6 weights and a full-wells handle with fighting butt on the saltwater capable 6-10-weights. Each Sage ONE fly rod handle is designed to match the exact taper of the fly rod providing even greater sensitivity and feel. Other details include the Sage designed round eye tip-top which never pinches or binds the fly line, allowing the caster to mend and cast in any direction with full control. On the 3-6 weight Sage ONE fly rods, the elegant walnut insert is perfectly married with the bronze anodized aluminium reel seat. Sage ONE saltwater weights feature all anodized reel seat components. The ONE fly rod comes in a new Black Ice color with a translucent finish that is complemented by black guide wraps and bronze trim wraps. Each Sage ONE fly rod comes with a powder-coated aluminium rod tube with Sage medallion and a hand-made rod sock.
“The Sage ONE fly rod is smooth and precise with an intentionally forgiving ‘sweet spot’ that complements widely diverse casting styles,” says Eric Gewiss, Sage's Marketing Manager. “This helps the angler make a full range of close-in and long distance casts that hit the mark with equal ease. Being able to feel exactly what the fly line is doing through all stages of the cast gives anglers ultimate control of the Sage ONE so they can make the micro-adjustments needed to place the fly precisely where it’s wanted.”
Already award winning, the Sage ONE fly rod has been recognized as the “Best New fly rod” at EFFTEX 2011. The ONE fly rod will be available at Sage authorized retail locations in August / September 2011 with a selection of 22 single hand models. Sage ONE fly rods range from 3-10-weights and will be priced from $720 to $740.
About Konnetic™ Technology:
Sage's Konnetic technology is here, premiering in the Sage ONE fly rod. Konnetic Technology is the most recent and significant evolution in fly rod innovation and uses new materials combined with pioneering manufacturing methods and processes. This technology incorporates an optimized ratio of Sage’s proprietary resin to exclusive high modulus aerospace-grade carbon fiber.
The latest construction methods include Sage’s Advanced Modulus Positioning System (AMPS); a process that precisely aligns and positions carbon fiber materials to exacting tolerances for the greatest blank strength delivering extremely efficient energy transfer throughout the shaft of the fly rod. Using Sage’s High Compression Molding process, carbon fibers are compacted for optimum density and precise alignment while simultaneously fusing the 50% lighter all-carbon fiber inner core.
Sage ONE Fly Rods:
Sage ONE 9' - 3 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 8'6" - 4 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 9' - 4 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 9'6" - 4 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 10' - 4 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 8'6" - 5 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 9' - 5 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 9'6" - 5 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 10' - 5 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 9' - 6 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 9'1" - 6 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 9'6" - 6 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 9'7" - 6 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 9' - 7 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 9'6" - 7 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 10' - 7 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 9' - 8 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 9'6" - 8 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 10' - 8 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 9' - 9 weight - 4 piece
Sage ONE 9' - 10 weight - 4 piece