SALT HD: Utilizing Sage's Konnetic HD technology, SALT HD rods deliver increased power for the harshest saltwater battles. Rods feature ultra-slim "squid ink" colored blanks, large dual stripping guides, oversized chrome snake and tip-top guides, full-wells cork handles, and laser-etched line weights displayed on reel seat slide bands. SALT HD fly rods come in weights 6–16 (yes, 16!) and each is equipped with an aluminum tube and sock.
FOUNDATION Fly Rod and Outfit: Crafted from Graphite IIIe, these fast-action rods are well-equipped for a nice price. Features include ceramic stripping guides, hard-chrome snake guides and tip-tops, black anodized-aluminum reel seats, and snub-nosed cork grips. Sage FOUNDATION fly rods will arrive in weights 4–8 with an MSRP of $325 which includes a rod tube. These rods can also be paired with a Sage 2200 reel and RIO Gold fly line for $525 which includes a rod/reel case for the combo.
SPECTRUM Fly Reels: These new machined fly reels from Sage are comprised of three different reel groups. All come armed with Sage's SCS carbon drag which features a one-revolution knob for ease-of-adjustment.
First, the SPECTRUM MAX fly reels are made for big game and sport cold-forged tempered aerospace aluminum construction with strong scratch and corrosion resistance. Sizes include a 5/6, 6/7, 7/8, 9/10, and 11/12 with Silver, Stealth, Cobalt, and Squid Ink color schemes available. MSRP $449–$499.
Next is the SPECTRUM LT lineup which is a super-lightweight series (I can vouch for that!) that's ideal for trout or light-duty two-handed rods. Colors include Silver, Stealth, Lime, and Black Spruce with an MSRP of $349 to $399.
Finally, there's the SPECTRUM reels. This series boasts features like a new, larger hub design for better stabilization, large arbor, and concave spool design. Available in 3/4, 5,6, 7/8, and 9/10 in your choice of Platinum, Black, Lime, and Blaze colors. MSRP: $249–$299.
Look for everything to be available in August!