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Fly Fishing Arizona and the World


Desert Sportsman is proud to announce the arrival of the SAGE One "Elite" series fly rods.  Offered in a 9' 5 weight 4 piece designation, this limited heirloom quality special run rod features all of the award winning performance aspects present in the SAGE One series with the addition of a titanium reel seat with logo-etched cap, titanium stripper guides and winding check, gray titanium trim wraps, and an extra tip section.  The rod also features an "Elite" extra-flor grade snub-nose half wells cork handle.  We received the first shipment of these unique rods made available to consumers and have several very low serial numbers available for purchase.  Please stop by soon or give us a call to secure yours ... they are going fast!

This year I decided that I needed a new bonefish rod for Belize. There were a few new rods out on the market that I was deciding from, but in the end I decided to go with the Sage One. When I got the rod I was surprised how light it was, and how small the diameter of the rod blank was. With the new Konnetic technology Sage was able to make to make the new One Rod 25 percent lighter. When I first strung up the rod to cast it, I was surprised how much power the rod had.

When I got out to the first flat I strung up my new rod, and went out in search in of bonefish. I was surprised on how it could turn over my 14 foot leader with a heavy bone fish fly in the wind. After hooking a few fish, I found that the rod was great at controlling the fish after they made there runs. The rod excelled more at delivering the fly where wanted it to go. I let some of the guys I was fishing with try it out, and they all agreed that it was one of the best rods that they have fished.