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Sage 590-4 X Fly Rod
9'0" 5-wt, 2 11/16 oz. Unconditional Lifetime Warranty Comes with high quality logoed aluminum case and partitioned cloth liner
• KonneticHD Technology®
• Black Spruce blank color
• Dark Green thread wraps with Metallic Grey trim wraps
• Fuji ceramic stripper guides
• Hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
• Freshwater 3 - 6 weights: Vera wood insert with Stealth Black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat, Flor grade snub nosed half-wells cork handle
• Saltwater 5-10 weights: Stealth Black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat, integrated hidden hook keeper in reel seat,
Flor quality full-wells cork handle with EVA fighting butt
• Laser etched line weight on slide band
• Black rod bag with Titanium logo and Black Spruce model tag
• Evergreen powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion
• Handcrafted on Bainbridge Island, USA
Posted by Richard Post (The Telluride Angler) on 28th Jul 2016
This rod is the truth. I was fortunate enough to have been invited to Bainbridge Island for a factory tour and a fishing trip for the release of this rod. At the end of the trip they sent me home with this rod and since then I've been able to fish it and put it in my fishing client's hands. It is remarkable. I wrote a very detailed review about this rod here: https://tellurideonthefly.com/2016/06/18/sage-x-rod-590-4/. Read it for the little details. In short this rod will help you to become a better caster, a better mender, and as a result to fish more effectively with more confidence just by picking up the rod. I have seen this rod do all of those things. Here is my favorite part about this rod. Each time I get this rod on the water I like it more than the time before and I find out another thing it can do. This rod is a game-changer. It can fish in 4 weight scenarios and throw 6 weight flies without batting an eye. My last trip with this rod I caught fish on the Gunnison with a 15 foot between the indicator and the third fly nymph rig and in the same evening I caught risers on a #22 tied onto a 12' 5X leader. Not all rods can do this. This is the 9 foot 5 weight you are looking for.
Posted by John Duncan (Telluride Angler) on 15th Jul 2016
Sage 590-4 X: Flagship model of the flagship series, the 590-4 X casts magnificently in every range. This model above all others illustrates the tangible benefits of Sage’s technology and the strategy behind the X Series tapers. Some rods feel light in the hand, but swing heavy. Some feel terrific with a dry line and bare leader, but wobble with a sink tip or wind-resistant fly. The 590-4 X casts with phenomenal stability and a natural loading flex at every distance. Line speed grows with every stroke, but it takes few false casts to load and shoot most of the line. The 590-4 X weighs 1/16 oz. less than the 590-4 ONE, but feels much lighter when actually casting. The difference between actual weight and perceived weight will be noticeable to any caster. Our friends at Sage prefer the Rio Perception WF5F line on the 590-4, but we cast it with several other lines and found all to be equally suitable, so you can choose your line for your specific fishing situation rather than rod compatibility. With any standard weight forward line, experienced casters will notice the uncanny loop control delivered by this sensational rod. This Sage 5-weight stands alone.
Line pairings (all WF5): Rio Perception, Rio Gold, Rio Aqualux, SA MPX, SA Trout Taper (regular or Wavelength), SA GPX Sharkwave, SA Sonar Sink Tips
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