Affordable St. Croix, Sage Rods Reviewed

August 27, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

In the Seattle Times, Dan Nelson takes a look at two affordable fly rod series, the $280 Sage Flight series, and the $160 St. Croix Imperial series, which he notes compete with top-end rods for performance. “This medium-action rod allows pinpoint placements to fish even when cedars and vine maples crowd your casts. With this supple wand, I was able to bring to net 10- and 12-inch bull trout on the very narrow Wolf Fork River of Southeast Washington, and several respectable rainbows along the tree-lined Skate Creek near Packwood.”