The new Sage X fly rod is here. When Sage premiers a new flagship fly rod it is always time to take a cast. The X rod is noticeably softer in the tip then its predecessor the “ONE”. The softer tip allows for an easier loading rod that casts both short and long with ease. For the freshwater angler, the new softer tip means good hooksets without breaking the lighter tippets that are necessary for difficult trout. For saltwater, big game, and big river anglers, the softer tip generates a tight loop that translates into longer casts with less work. I predict that the Sage X will be their best selling rod yet as it is sure to win over fans of rods with a bit of feel to go with the performance - Grady
From the manufacturer: The X rod’s all-new fast action taper built with our KonneticHD Technology delivers greater blank recovery and a crisper tip stop - creating tighter, more efficient loops throughout all ranges of casting styles. This taper allows you to dig deeper into the rod and access the lower sections, shifting power closer to the angler. Decreased lateral and medial movement and vibrations in the blank result in a more accurate and efficient presentation, resulting in a performance driven, forgiving fast action blank - refining the synergy between angler, rod, line, and fly.