There is already a great deal of buzz surrounding the announcement of the new Sage X family of rods. Sage formally unveiled the X rod and related KonneticHD technology at the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association Show in Amsterdam this month, and the staff at Tailwaters has been fortunate to spend some time with the new Sage X.
The Sage X is what Sage refers to as “its newest pinnacle fly rod series,” and the Tailwaters staff who spent time with the X agrees that Sage has advanced their technology and delivered an impressive rod.
How is the Sage X impressive? Just as Konnetic technology allowed for light and strong rods that resulted in improved accuracy and line control, the new KonneticHD technology advances the Sage graphite quality and performance even further.
For Tailwaters staff member, Sean Polk, “The Sage X is the culmination of everything you want and expect in a Sage rod. The progressive taper insures you can make that quick, short cast to a redfish off the bow, but you still have plenty of power to deliver a spawning shrimp to that big bonefish 60 feet way. The accuracy on this rod is like a laser pointer; it just goes right where you want the fly to be. The guides, seat, and handle are top shelf and just what you would expect in this level of rod. By far, my favorite Sage rod!”
Tailwaters’ Kristian Cole also has high praise. For Kristian, “The new Sage X is totally different than anything Sage has ever built. This thing is awesome! The rod is deadly accurate, delivering the fly exactly where pointed. It also excels at a range of distances – up close and personal for those not-so-spooky reds, and the X would be perfect for throwing pencil-tight loops to tailing permit. The better graphite to resin ratios of the new KonneticHD technology allows for a lighter, more accurate rod with better energy transfer in between casts. And did I mention this thing is a laser pointer?! All and all, I can’t wait to have this thing in my hands more, whether it’s on the flats for South Texas redfish or for Rocky Mountain dry fly fishing.”