Sage Sonic Fly Rod

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Fresh Fly Rod
Rod Action:
Full Wells
Number of Sections:
4 Piece
Rod Length:
9 ft
Has Fighting Butt:
Sage Sonic Fly Rod
SKU 1297-SonicRod-P


Sage Sonic Fly Fishing Rod


Whether you’re hitting your favorite small stream with the 376-4 or heading to Alaska in search of anadromous Salmon with the 896-4, the SONIC has the right model to make sure you are successful on the water.

Cast With Confidence.


Whether laying down dry flies with finesse or delivering streamers to distant reaches, the SONIC family of rods provides uncompromised versatility, with a balance of power and feel. Delightfully crisp and lightweight, the SONIC has a level of performance that stands out from the crowd with a fast action taper designed to cover a wide range of fishing applications from dry fly, streamers, to nymphing - floating lines to sinking. Built on Konnetic Technology blanks, casts with the SONIC are as intuitive as they are natural - responsive in hand with excellent tracking qualities. Ready for any application the day has in store. Dressed in a Juniper shaft color with Hardwood insert (anodized aluminum matte slate on fighting-butt models), and charcoal thread wraps that blend into the blank accents, the SONIC sports a timeless and elegant look that fits into most any fly fishing environment. Handcrafted in the USA and packaged in a premium rod bag and tube, we’ve pulled out all the stops to create a family of rods ideal for any application - any angler. Cast With Confidence.

Features Include:
  • Konnetic Technology
  • Juniper blank color
  • Charcoal primary thread wraps with Gunmetal trim wraps
  • Fuji ceramic stripper guides; Hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
  • Black rod bag with Titanium logo and Green model tag
  • Matte Black powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage Medallion
  • 3WT - 6WT:Super Plus snub-nose half-wells cork handleHardwood insert with anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat
  • 6WT - 8WT:Super Plus full-wells cork handle with cork/EVA fighting buttCorrosion resistant anodized aluminum reel seat in Matte SlateIntegrated "hidden" reel seat hook keeper






A fast action provides the capability to stay tight to the line and in control of the presentation, while the high line speed drives a tight loop that assists in laser accuracy in technical dry fly situations. With a sensitive tip section to protect light tippets, a versatile balance between accuracy and delicacy is achieved.


A powerful butt section easily lifts fish from their lie and gives great turnover capabilities for multi-nymph rigs. With a sensitive tip section to protect light tippets, a versatile balance between lifting power and delicacy provides perfect synergy for nymph fishing.


A powerful butt section easily throws a wide range of streamers and accommodates effective sinking tip lines. In addition, it provides the ability to quickly pull aggressive fish out of structure for increased landing success.


KONNETIC 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.


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.

SONIC 376-4

Small Streams / Creeks

Perfect for bluelines, small streams, creeks, while fitting flies into the tightest of spots.

SONIC 390-4

Smaller Streams / Spring Creeks

For delicate presentations of small flies to average-sized trout on light tippets.

SONIC 486-4

Dry Flies / Spring Creeks

Light in hand and extremely accurate, delivers small to medium flies to picky trout.

SONIC 490-4

Dry Flies / Small Nymphs

Offers great line control without compromising accuracy. Best for dry flies and smaller nymphs.

SONIC 586-4

Dry Flies / Nymphs

Great for wade fishing for trout and able to cast a wide variety of fly sizes and weights.

SONIC 590-4

All Around Trout

Sage's most versatile and popular rod model. Handles trout flies of nearly any size and lines of varying densities.

SONIC 596-4

Boat - Nymphing

A slightly longer five-weight to aid in casting distance and line control when fishing for trout

SONIC 690-4

Larger Flies / Larger Fish

Great for big river trout fishing and smallmouth bass. Powerful and able to cast larger flies into heavy winds.

SONIC 691-4

Streamers / Larger Fish

A streamer junkie's favorite, this rod has enough power to cast big streamers or bass bugs all day.

SONIC 697-4

Boat - Indicators / Streamers

At home on big trout rivers where streamers and nymphing rigs are the norm.

SONIC 790-4

Large Heavy Flies / Streamers

Equally at home fishing streamers from a drift boat or sight fishing to wary bonefish.

SONIC 796-4

Boat - Indicators / Streamers

A favorite of steelhead-indicator fishermen and Alaska trout anglers. Added length for mendability and line control.

SONIC 7100-4

Big Indicators / Mending

Incredible mending capability in rivers and extra distance in lakes and bigger rivers.

SONIC 890-4

Bass / Salmon / Saltwater

Able to effectively present flies and handle the fight with striped bass, largemouth bass, or other similarly-sized species.

SONIC 896-4

Steelhead / Salmon Nymphing

For anglers fishing heavy sinking lines or multiple-fly nymphing rigs to anadromous species.

SONIC 8100-4

Big Indicators / Mending

Extremely effective as a beach rod for striped bass as well as a river rod for anadromous species.

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Model Overview

Model Line Size Rod Length Handle Color Pieces Physical Weight MPN SKU
SONIC 376-4 3WT 7'6"" Standard Handle Juniper 4 2 7/16oz 2049-376-4 1297-248584
SONIC 390-4 3WT 9'0"" Standard Handle Juniper 4 2 1/2oz 2049-390-4 1297-248591
SONIC 486-4 4WT 8'6"" Standard Handle Juniper 4 2 9/16oz 2049-486-4 1297-248607
SONIC 490-4 4WT 9'0"" Standard Handle Juniper 4 2 5/8oz 2049-490-4 1297-248614
SONIC 586-4 5WT 8'6"" Standard Handle Juniper 4 2 11/16oz 2049-586-4 1297-248621
SONIC 590-4 5WT 9'0"" Standard Handle Juniper 4 2 3/4oz 2049-590-4 1297-248638
SONIC 596-4 5WT 9'6"" Standard Handle Juniper 4 3 1/8oz 2049-596-4 1297-248645
SONIC 690-4 6WT 9'0"" Standard Handle Juniper 4 3oz 2049-690-4 1297-248652
SONIC 691-4 6WT 9'0"" Fighting Butt Handle Juniper 4 3 3/8oz 2049-691-4 1297-248669
SONIC 697-4 6WT 9'6"" Fighting Butt Handle Juniper 4 3 9/16oz 2049-697-4 1297-248676
SONIC 7100-4 7WT 10'0"" Fighting Butt Handle Juniper 4 3 15/16oz 2049-7100-4 1297-248683
SONIC 790-4 7WT 9'0"" Fighting Butt Handle Juniper 4 3 11/16oz 2049-790-4 1297-248720
SONIC 796-4 7WT 9'6"" Fighting Butt Handle Juniper 4 3 13/16oz 2049-796-4 1297-248737
SONIC 8100-4 8WT 10'0"" Fighting Butt Handle Juniper 4 4 1/16oz 2049-8100-4 1297-248577
SONIC 890-4 8WT 9'0"" Fighting Butt Handle Juniper 4 3 3/4oz 2049-890-4 1297-248768
SONIC 896-4 8WT 9'6"" Fighting Butt Handle Juniper 4 3 7/8oz 2049-896-4 1297-248775

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