R8 Core is focused on maximum versatility and applies new revolutionary R8 material technology through our forward-thinking lens of what we're seeing out on the water - where one rod needs to show even greater range. At its core, R8 Core traces a direct lineage to Sage's multi-application / fast action vision, one shaped by the fishing evolutions happening all around us—from habitats we stalk and waters we frequent, to the flies we fish and the diversity of species we now target.
NEW AXIAL FIBER FORMULATION - Advanced nano-sintered resin application and a more resilient axial fiber allow us to re-profile the dimensional taper to get thicker quicker from tip to butt - resulting in better energy transfer and greater feel. Simply put - a better and more efficient "wiring" of energy.
EFFORTLESS ENERGY TRANSFER - Elongated energy transfer shifts the sweet spot closer to the hand creating a more natural extension of your arm for greater range, quicker reactivity and less wasted effort.
NEW CIRCUMFERENTIAL HOOP FIBER - Advanced hoop fibers hold blank in optimal cylindrical shape creating greater circumferential strength - continuously maintaining inherent taper profile while actively engaged or under tension.
New for 2022, the Sage R8 Core family of high performance, multi-application fly rods represents the latest in USA Made innovation from our friends at Sage Fly Fishing in Washington.
Located in Bozeman, Montana since 2000, our fly shop has a complete selection of fly fishing gear and accessories for your next fly fishing adventure. Year round guided fly fishing trips in Bozeman are also offered.