Featuring a fighting butt and full-wells grip, the new MOTIVE fly rods from Sage are designed for pursuing saltwater species. Coming in weights from 8 to 12, the MOTIVE will be avaiable in August 2013.
Read more in the press release below.
New Sage MOTIVE Rods Make Saltwater Fly Fishing More Accessible
June 13, 2013 (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) – As more and more anglers take to saltwater to expand their fly fishing experiences, industry leader Sage Manufacturing, introduces the MOTIVE fly rod series. MOTIVE saltwater rods are constructed of time-proven materials and embody Sage’s immense experience pursuing many hard-fighting saltwater species. The MOTIVE features an all-new taper design creating a powerful, fast-action rod that loads quickly to deliver heavy saltwater flies with the distance and accuracy the sport demands.
MOTIVE rods feature a strong butt section with fighting butt and full-wells grip to provide the necessary strength to fight and control large game fish. Heavy saltwater lines slip easily through the oversized guides, and the aluminum reel seat and saltwater compatible components round out the features. Built on a bluefin blue blank, the rods have blue primary thread wraps with royal blue and black trim wraps and come in a blue steel colored, ballistic nylon rod tube with divided liner.
MOTIVE rods will be available at retail in August 2013 with five, nine-foot rods ranging from 8 to 12 weights. The rods will retail for $425.
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 www.sageflyfish.comConnect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+and Vimeo.