New Sage ENFORCER Saltwater Fly Reels
(words and images by Sage/Farbank)
For 2023, Sage introduces the next generation of flats-specific fly reels in the ENFORCER Reel family.
Sage’s all-new ENFORCER Reel family has been built around the performance developed with their big game THERMO Reels–sized down to accommodate a lighter package and the overall needs of the serious saltwater flats angler. Designed with peak performance in mind, the ENFORCER offers everything the flats angler needs in a reel, whether taming the explosive runs of double-digit Bonefish or putting the brakes on the freight train pull of triple-digit tarpon. Simply put, this is the ultimate saltwater reel for flats and heavy-duty fly-fishing applications.
“The ENFORCER has been designed to bring exceptional stability and smoothness to the fish fight – this has been achieved through an updated bearing configuration. Compared to the previous SPECTRUM Max family, we have also increased the upper limit of resistance in the drag system, so that you have smooth stopping power when it matters.”– Joseph Conrad, Sage Reel Designer
Sage beefed up the O-rings and drag plates for added durability, consistency, and reliability. Maximum drag has been increased by 50% over the ENFORCER’s predecessor, the SPECTRUM Max; you’ll find eight pounds at the arbor in the 7/8 size, 15 pounds in the 9/10 size, and 17 pounds at the arbor in the 11/12 size. For saltwater anglers fishing heavy tippets who don’t want to let fish run continuously—or who care enough about their fingers to avoid palming fast spinning spools—this increased drag allows them to get most out of their reel without sacrificing any metacarpals.
The ENFORCER is more durable than any of Sage’s saltwater flats reels, with larger drag discs to better disperse pressure and maintain the consistency of the power band throughout the fight by stabilizing inherent stopping strength. An all-new reel foot design with radiused corners prevents abrasion to leaders wrapped around the reel foot for storage —or in the unfortunate, but inevitable, moments when the line wraps around the foot in the initial chaos of the hookup.
• 50% Higher Drag Than SPECTRUM Family
• Enlarged and Improved Seals
• Increased Durability
• More Rigidity
• New Radius-Cornered Reel Foot
- Ultra-Robust SCS Drag
- One Revolution Drag Knob with numbered and detented settings
- Radius-cornered reel foot to prevent line/leader abrasion
- Large arbor for fast line pick-up
- Concave, ported arbor for greater strength and capacity
- Large diameter ergonomic handle
- Quick-change spool mechanism
- Fully machined 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum
Take these features—the old standbys, the innovations—and wrap them up in a burlier and more rigid and rugged cold-forged aluminum frame and you have a reel that will stand up to the drops, knocks, and beatdowns that frequently occur in saltwater fishing situations. For more information on ENFORCER, please visit https://farbank.com/collections/sage-enforcer-saltwater
MSRP : $575
• 7wt-8wt | 200 yds/20lb | 8lbs drag
• 9wt-10wt | 200 yds/30lb | 15lbs drag
• 11wt-12wt | 300 yds/30lb | 17lbs drag