For most of us, an idyllic day on the water is not when we’re thinking more, but when we’re thinking less. Finding that state of fishing in the moment, where instinct and experience bring us to an almost zen-like awareness of each subtle motion and movement—that’s what R8 is all about. It’s not a race, but a state we all aim to reach out on the water. With R8, Sage enhances that two-way connection from hand to fly and back for greater feel, flow, and control.
R8 Core is a rod family focused on maximum versatility and applies new revolutionary material technology through Sage's forward-thinking lens, where one rod needs to show even greater range. At its Core, R8 Core traces a direct lineage to Sage’s multi application 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 3-weight to 9-weight, 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.
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
Laser-etched line weight on slide band
Black rod bag with new quick-tie cord lock for faster, easier, and cleaner storage