Sage R8 Core Rod
Sage R8 Core Rod
Sage R8 Core Rod
Sage R8 Core Rod
Sage R8 Core Rod
Sage R8 Core Rod

Sage R8 Core Rod

Regular price$1,050.00

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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. Coming in a range from 3wt to 9wt, with a variety of lengths from 8’6” to 10’0”, there’s sure to be a model to fit the core needs of every freshwater angler.


• Effortless Energy Transfer and More Connected Feel

• Maximized Versatility & Control 

• Made to Fish, Not Just Cast 


- Revolution 8 Technology 

- Silver Pine blank color 

- Slate primary thread wraps with graduated White and Grey trim 

- Fuji ceramic stripper guides with hard chromed snake guides and tip-top 

- Black rod bag with new cord lock for quicker, easier, and cleaner storage 

- Aluminium rod tube with Sage medallion 3wt - 6wt  

- Sustainable Ziricote wood insert with anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat 

- Premium Flor grade snub-nose half-wells cork handle 5wt - 9wt 

- Corrosion resistant anodized aluminum reel seat 

- Premium Flor grade full-wells cork handle with cork/EVA fighting butt 

- Integrated “hidden” reel seat hook keeper.


We’ve increased the purity of graphite in the rod for even more reactivity and sensitivity, shifting energy further down the blank and into the handle. This transfer of energy creates a more natural extension of your arm, ultimately resulting in less wasted effort and intuitive reactivity. Rather than dialing up parking lot distance, we’ve shifted the thinking back to the roots of rhythm and awareness—where you can experience the energy happening in each moment.


Effortless energy transfer and more connected feel, the amplified two-way feedback loop of R8 Technology, due to our new axial fiber formulation, allows you to feel when the power needs to be applied throughout the cast, presentation, and when applying the appropriate pressure to fish.


Whether it’s the mental chess of matching the hatch, the headspace of reading the water or the instinct putting a fly in exactly the right spot—our best days emerge when our mind is right. It always seems that when we’re not thinking about it is precisely when our fishing mind takes over—where every single moment feels almost automatic or instinctual. With immediate feedback from tip to hand, R8 is designed to facilitate that higher state of mental flow and focus when small decisions, thoughts, and actions line up effortlessly.

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