Archive for the 'Equipment' Category

Sage Igniter

June 29th, 2018

As most will know I am proud to be a Sage Pro. Sage have released yet another new model, the Sage Igniter. It seems the rod will be released in 4 to 10 wt models in both saltwater and freshwater. An ultra fast model it seems, tuned to handle the most technical of conditions.

Jason Borger’s new book

October 2nd, 2017

I recently received my copy (together with four more copies ordered for casting associates) of Jason Borger’s updated casting book – Single-Handed Fly Casting – A Modular Approach. Although Jason claims that “it doesn’t cover everything about single-handed fly casting” it is difficult to find anything that he has missed. I cannot fault the book – a recommendation for any serious flyfisherman. You can order a signed copy from Jason on his web site.

Single-Handed Fly Casting Book

Sage Salt HD

August 26th, 2017

A new Sage Model, the Sage Salt HD (not to be confused with the “old” Sage Salt). The rod comes in weight 6 to a real heavyweight – a 16 wt. The range covers many differing fishing situations from skinny water to heavy blue water applications. I have already ordered the 9 wt and 11 wt models , the 9 to be matched with (amongst other lines) a Rio Flats Pro line, a new direct core line released by Rio. This line has been released as a floating line but also has an option for a floating line with a “stealth tip”, a 6 ft clear intermediate tip.

Sage X

June 20th, 2016

Sage have released a new model fly rod – the Sage X. In both salt (5 – 11 wt) and freshwater (3 – 11 wt) versions it is a fast action rod enabling you to “dig deeper into the rod and access the lower sections, shifting power closer to the angler.” This rod should be well worth trying. My first models (a 7 and an 8 wt) are on order already.