Sage Adds Two Technologically Superior Reels to the Line


Sage Adds Two Technologically Superior Reels to the Line


8000 Pro reels in Stealth and Storm 


8000 Pro at angle


4650 at angle

(Bainbridge Island, Wash.) – Sage Manufacturing, fly-fishing industry leader, introduces two new reels that push the boundaries of fly-fishing performance. The new 8000 PRO series is designed to battle large saltwater species and the 4600 series brings true large arbor performance to Sage’s reel collection.The 8000 PROseries, based on the foundation of the 6000 series, gives anglers a new dimension in fish stopping power via an integrated secondary drag control system. Based on Sage’s proven Sealed Carbon System (SCS), the 8000 PRO features an innovative two-stage drag control. The primary drag knob adjusts in one revolution with 1-20 numbered settings, while the secondary drag knob fine-tunes drag resistance by 15 percent with each sequential adjustment as well as prevents over-spooling when pulling line to cast. With settings A through E, there are a total of 195 individual drag combinations with a maximum setting that has 40 percent more drag than the 6000 series. Featuring a quick change spool mechanism, a broad concave palming rim and a grooved frame for securing line when not casting, this reel comes in Stealth and Storm colors in a 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12 line weights. MSRP: $750-$850Sage’s new 4600series reels take lightweight performance to a new level. These reels feature a notably larger diameter spool and arbor for faster line retrieval and increased strength. The 4600 reels have a powerful 3:1 drag ratio that offers plenty of performance but in a smaller, lighter SCS drag package. The inner arbor is concave to hold greater line and backing capacity, and the broad palming rim and grooved frame for securing the line. Four sizes accommodate line weights ranging from 4-9 weights in Stealth and Storm colors. MSRP: $375-$450.About Sage:
Founded in 1980, Sage was created with one idea in mind—to build the world’s finest performance fly rods. Passionate about creating fly fishing products that continually exceed expectations, Sage strives to seek performance advantages through new materials and designs based on a foundation of research and innovation. Sage also offers fly reels, fly lines, apparel, accessories and luggage for avid anglers. For more information, please visit


















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