The new ESN (ESN II) puts its emphasis on lighter weight for less tiresome days on the water. Sage recognized that European Style Nymphing involves long days on the water with our arms extended so they put their new KonneticHD technology to work, along with single foot guides and a downlocking reel seat that drops about half an ounce from the weight of the rod when compared to the original ESN. The new downlocking seat shifts the balance of the rod so that significantly lighter reels can be used, further reducing fatigue - Grady
Built with the new KonneticHD backbone, the ESN II allows anglers to experience unmatched blank recovery, increased sensitivity, reduced weigh-in-hand, and superior shock absorption. Designed with a variety of long and short line techniques and situations in mind, this refined European-Style Nymphing rod allows anglers to confidently work any stretch of river the world over.