Sage Elite Freshwater Outfit
The outfit comes READY TO FISH including FREE backing and leader.
We've picked the eyes out of Sage's best freshwater rods to bring you these bespoke packages.
- Sage Dart 7'6" 3 Weight ($1999 OUTFIT)
The small water DART features a short-range fast action for chasing wary trout in still and clear water, close quarters, or obstacle-ridden streamsides. Specifically designed to drive precise loops under the branches of a willow while still providing delicate presentations and delightful feedback to the angler.
- Sage TROUT LL 8'6" 4 Weight ($2199 OUTFIT)
Small to medium sized mayflies and caddis -The perfect tool for small stream fishing when you want the versatility to cast larger flies. The 486-4 opens up the option to cast large terrestrials while still offering accuracy and lightweight feel that is perfect for smaller fish in smaller water.
- Sage X 9ft 5 Weight ($2399 OUTFIT)
Sage's most versatile and most popular rod model. The 590-4 handles trout flies of nearly any size, lines of varying densities and does so with superb accuracy and line control.
- Sage X 9ft 6 Weight ($2399 OUTFIT)
The 690-4 X is a very powerful trout rod, able to cast large, heavy and wind-resistant flies long distances or into heavy winds. Great for big river trout fishing and smallmouth bass.
Sage on their Spectrum LT reel...
The SPECTRUM LT reel offering brings a sophisticated, high-performance drag system to an ultra light rigid frame. The One Revolution Drag Knob offers quick and precise drag settings and provides the kind of power and smoothness you’d expect from a large traditional drag system, only without the bulk or weight.
Scientific Anglers on their Amplitude line...
The first series of lines to feature the revolutionary AST PLUS slickness additive, the Amplitude will shoot farther and last longer than any other line on the market. It’s slickness down to a science.
Fly fishing for trout has never been so smooth, especially with a triple-textured line. Featuring our unparalleled AST Plus slickness additive, the Amplitude Trout is slicker than any trout taper we’ve ever made, and will last over 8 times longer than other lines on the market. Built for precise presentations and those who love dry flies, the Amplitude Trout is a game changer on any stream, anywhere.
- Features the revolutionary AST Plus slickness additive for superior shooting ability and increased durability
- Floating Texture on the tip section for the ultimate in flotation
- Shooting Texture running line delivers longer casts
- Revised compound taper for delicate deliveries
- Excels in medium-to-long distances with dry flies and smaller nymphs and streamers
- Designed specifically for chasing trout
- Braided multifilament core
CHOOSING A LINE WEIGHT
We offer this outfit in line weights 3-6 to cover all the different flyfishing styles and situations you're likely to encounter.
As an analogy, there's no one golf club that will get you through a full round easily... and flyfishing isn't dissimilar. We select an appropriate line weight that will suit the majority of situations we're likely to fish.
In choosing a line weight, you might think it would come down to the size of fish we want to catch; but it doesn't at all. You can catch just as big a fish on a 6 weight as you can on a 3 weight. The most important thing to consider is the weight of the fly (or rig) you want to cast. For example, if you're fishing a big river in New Zealand, you might have a large indicator with two bead head nymphs on the end. That's considered a substantial amount of weight (and air resistance) to cast on a 3, 4 or even 5 weight line, and so for that, we'd opt for a 6 weight as the ideal line weight. What follows is a summary to divide each line weight and help you choose.
Of course, we've tried to keep this as simple as possible. If you'd like further or more in-depth advice based on where you're fishing, feel free to give us a call on (03)96211246. This isn't buying broccoli at the grocery store - it's far more important... and fun! Just remember that we're here to help and we love talking flyfishing... so get in touch!
3 Weight Outfit
A 3 weight is about as light as you can (or should) go in line weights. They are perfect for fishing Australia's plentiful small streams and because they flex easily, they make catching smaller trout a heap of fun. You'll feel every kick of a fish like its 8 pounder rather than the half pounder you probably hooked in to. As well as fun to fish, a 3 weight is ideal for fishing small flies delicately and for close range casting up to 10 metres.
4 Weight Outfit
If all you fished was Aussie rivers and you wanted one rod that could do pretty much all of it, this is it. The 4 weight is light enough that you can fish a tiny dry with delicacy, but if you wish to throw a hopper, or a dry fly with a nymph underneath, you can. What it can't do is cast a big streamer, or cope with a lot of wind in exposed valleys or lakes... and so for that you'd ideally bump up a line size or two...
5 Weight Outfit
The most popular line weight the world over, a 5 weight has the power to make learning to cast easy, and allows you to fish bigger rivers and lakes. If you're just starting out, this would be the minimum weight we'd suggest starting with. With a 5, you'll be able to get the fly where it needs to be to catch fish, sooner than if you start with something lighter. A 5 weight is ideal for casting a bit of weight or an air resistant indicator and it can cope well in wind. It's not the ideal choice, but it can be used for the majority of lake fishing as well. A true all-rounder.
6 Weight Outfit
We recommend a 6 for quick, accurate casting on lakes, fishing streamers, for bigger rivers where we might be fishing heavy nymphs, and for fishing in windy places like Tassie or New Zealand. A 6 weight is also perfect for fishing from a boat if that's your jam. If you could pick one line weight to learn to cast with, the 6 weight is the one... but equally it's a rod that will see a lot of fishing, as trout seem to love windy places...!
We've hand selected each piece to construct the most unbelievable outfit you'll find from Sage. This is an outfit for the flyfisher looking for good gear that will truly last and give all the performance they will ever need in their flyfishing life. This could be a big step up for someone that's already started - or the ultimate option for those starting out that want to do it once - do it properly. It'll arrive professionally rigged by us, and ready to fish.