Sage Payload Fly Fishing Rod
BIG FLIES / FAST ACTION
Developed for when the largest of flies are on the menu. Whether you’re popping for panfish with the 689-4, pitching big divers for largemouth with the 889-4, or chucking a small beaver for Musky with the 1193-4, the easy-loading but powerful blank of the PAYLOAD makes blind-casting even the most obscene of flies all-day a practical activity.
Big fish, big fly. While not always the case, this rule does ring true for many warmwater and saltwater fisheries with anglers casting larger flies than ever before. With a powerful but comfortable casting action, the new PAYLOAD series of rods are designed to help anglers cast those heavy lines and big flies more effectively. Whether launching a double-articulated streamer to the far bank with the 689-4 or dredging the Sacramento Delta with the 989-4, anglers will notice how easy it is to hurl a heavy line and big fly with the PAYLOAD.
- Konnetic Technology
- Tannin blank color and Burgundy primary thread wraps with Bronze trim wraps
- Tangle-Free Fuji ceramic stripper guides
- Oversized chromed snake guides and tip-top
- Heavy duty aluminum up-locking reel seat
- Super Plus full-wells cork handle
- Cork composite fighting butt with extended 3" rear grip on the 10+ and 11_ sizes
- Black ballistic rod tube with embroidered Sage logo
BURGUNDY PRIMARY THREAD WRAPS WITH BRONZE TRIM WRAPS
HEAVY DUTY ALUMINUM UP-LOCKING REEL SEAT TO WITHSTAND RUGGED ENVIRONMENTS
BLACK BALLISTIC ROD TUBE WITH EMBROIDERED LOGO
TANGLE FREE FUJI CERAMIC STRIPPER GUIDES; OVERSIZED HARD CHROMED SNAKE GUIDES AND TIP-TOP
CASTING LARGE WIND RESISTANT FLIES
Ultra-powerful, yet easy loading down low, the PAYLOAD allows anglers to cast the largest and most wind-resistant flies all day with minimal fatigue. Paired with an aggressive shooting head style fly line, the PAYLOAD is ready to tackle your heavy-duty work from Smallmouth to Musky.
PICK-UP OF HEAVY LINES OFF THE WATER
When probing the depths with big flies and heavy sinking lines is the name of the game, you need a rod that is able to effectively lift that rig out of the water when it’s time to recast. The PAYLOAD’s powerful butt section shines here when it’s time to make that 1000th cast.
MORE LEVERAGE FOR FIGHTING POWERFUL FISH
Big flies, big fish… right? When this age-old saying rings true, the PAYLOAD’s powerful butt section provides plenty of power for steering big fish through heavy cover and out of snags.
Improved accuracy is a result of smoother tracking and increased line speed and line control... all features of Sage’s revolutionary Konnetic Technology®. Creating an impossibly light blank with enhanced hand-to-fly sensitivity, Konnetic Technology utilizes advanced modulus positioning that places carbon fibers to exacting tolerances. This creates slimmer blank profiles with unparalleled strength and efficient energy transfer throughout the shaft. Konnetic Technology’s highly responsive and robust blanks feel connected, offering significantly enhanced torsional stability and minimal vibration for casts that track effortlessly and accurately.
MADE IN USA
At Sage, craftsmanship is our people. We’re not a big faceless factory, but rather a workplace of craftspeople who design and build the world’s best fly rods and reels using our hands and hearts. We do it by sharing ideas and always asking the next question to find what can be done to make this better. Our rods are built one at time right here on Bainbridge Island, WA, following hundreds of meticulous steps and passing through 23 sets of hands. Our reels are also designed right here, and then precision-crafted with exclusive USA carbon to tolerance only Sage can deliver. We’re out there fishing the same places in the same unforgiving conditions that you are. Craftsmanship is applied experience. Lifetimes of it.
Big Fly / Streamers / Bass
(Grains: 200 - 230gr) - Trout streamers and light duty bass bugs - Trout streamer rod and light duty saltwater
Big Fly / Streamers / Bass
(Grains: 230 - 270gr) - Boogle bugs to large trout streamers - Perfect for light-duty smallmouth fishing or banging the banks in search of carnivorous trout
Big Fly / Streamers / Bass / Jungle
(Grains: 270 - 320gr) - Minnows, clousers, whistlers, and poppers - A great all-around tool for smallmouth bass, striped bass, and saltwater species such as snook.
Big Fly / Pike / Snook / Jungle
(Grains: 320 - 370gr) - Pike flies, large poppers, and large baitfish - Versatile rod for pike, largemouth bass, larger striped bass, and other saltwater species
Big Fly / Pike Flies Up To 12"
(Grains: 370 - 420 gr) - Pike flies up to 12" - This rod is targeted toward serious pike/musky fisheries and other assorted fisheries involving large predatory species
Big Fly / Musky Flies 12"+
(Grains: 420 - 480gr) - Musky flies 12" + - This rod is targeted toward serious musky fisheries and other assorted fisheries involving large predatory species
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
|Model||Line Size||Rod Length||Handle||Color||Pieces||Physical Weight||MPN||SKU|
|PAYLOAD 689-4||6WT+||8'9""||Fighting Butt Handle||Tannin||4||3 7/8oz||2041-689-4||1297-247815|
|PAYLOAD 789-4||7WT+||8'9""||Fighting Butt Handle||Tannin||4||4 13/16oz||2041-789-4||1297-247822|
|PAYLOAD 889-4||8WT+||8'9""||Fighting Butt Handle||Tannin||4||4 1/2oz||2041-889-4||1297-247839|
|PAYLOAD 989-4||9WT+||8'9""||Fighting Butt Handle||Tannin||4||4 13/16oz||2041-989-4||1297-247846|
|PAYLOAD 1090-4||10WT+||9'0""||Fighting Butt Handle||Tannin||4||5 11/16oz||2041-1090-4||1297-247792|
|PAYLOAD 1193-4||11WT+||9'3""||Fighting Butt w/ Extended Handle||Tannin||4||5 15/16oz||2041-1193-4||1297-247808|
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