Sage Elite Saltwater/Predator Outfit
Salt HD with Spectum MAX is ready for any challenge thrown its way.
We've hand-selected each piece to construct the most unbelievable outfit you'll find by 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.
All up this outfit usually costs $2560, but as a package deal, your price is $2499 with free postage and it'll come professionally rigged and ready to fish.
Sage Salt HD is 4 Piece and comes in a hard tube with quality rod sock. Rod and reel are covered by Sage's lifetime warranty.
The outfit comes READY TO FISH including FREE leader.
Sage on their SALT HD rods...
The fast-moving inhabitants of the salt require anglers to make quick shots and even quicker second shots. With the introduction of KonneticHD Technology, the SALT HD puts situational tools in hand to increase your odds of success. Allowing you to reach further, quicker, more delicately, and providing you with the power to make your angling dreams, lasting memories.
Sage on their Spectrum MAX reel...
Every reel utilizes Sage’s exclusive SCS Drag package tuned per size to match fishing application. One revolution drag knob featured throughout the series allows for ease of adjustment and reliable, consistent, repeatable drag pressure. Just select desired weight and feature set for your application. The SPECTRUM MAX is fully machined with cold forged, tempered 6061-T6 aluminum, housing our proven Sealed Carbon System (SCS) Drag. The MAX features a super rigid frame-to-spool connection, a widened palming rim, a large/vented arbor for high retrieve rate, and our One Revolution Drag Knob with 40 detented drag settings for adjustable and repeatable drag resolution. Finished with our Core Collection’s unique porting pattern and spoke aesthetic, the MAX will be your go-to reel for the full range of heavy duty fishing scenarios.
NOTE: As you checkout, if you'd prefer a different line (non-floating) you can add notes to your order. Alternatively, give us a call on (03)96211246 and we can discuss line options more dialled towards your fishery.
Scientific Anglers on their Amplitude line...
For most applications, we'll be selecting this line. The first series of lines to feature the revolutionary AST PLUS slickness additive, the Amplitude series will shoot farther and last longer than any other line on the market. It’s slickness down to a science.
The Infinity Salt is technical, versatile, accurate and simply the most advanced saltwater line available. Featuring the revolutionary AST Plus slickness additive for superior shooting ability and increased durability the Infinity Salt will handle the most rigorous of conditions year after year. Infinity Salt is a half line weight heavy to turn over any fly on even the windiest of days. The extended head length makes it more accurate then short shooting heads so that you can land your fly to spooky fish in the most efficient manner.
- 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
- Made half size heavy turns over large flies on windy days
- Extended head length for accuracy at distance
- High-contrast sighter to identify the back of the line when fighting fish on long runs
- Tropi-Core technology remains stiff and slick in tropical environments
We'll have it spooled up, rigged and ready with the highest quality Cortland Gel-Spun backing. Gel-Spun backing (normally $79.95+) is essential for saltwater, allowing enough capacity to keep them connected and abrasion resistance like no other material there is.
CHOOSING A LINE WEIGHT
We offer this outfit in line weights 8-12 to cover all the different flyfishing styles and situations you're likely to encounter in saltwater or heavy freshwater.
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, 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 surface fly, half the size of a chicken, you'll get it out far easier with a 10 weight than you will an 8 weight. What follows is a summary to divide each line weight to 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!
8 Weight Outfit
This is the ideal line weight for the vast majority of in-shore saltwater flyfishing, or for fishing for smaller natives in rivers like Murray Cod and bass. With an 8 you'll be well equipped to cast most lighter weighted streamers and shrimp/crab patterns. For bonefish in skinny water - this is the ideal line weight. For barra - we prefer the 8 over anything else because of the amount of casting involved.
9 Weight Outfit
If you can only see yourself doing the very occasional saltwater trip and are positive you'll only ever invest in one complete saltwater outfit - then go the 9. You'll have just enough grunt to tackle some of the larger species and flies - yet it's light enough you can cast all day without too much fatigue. For deeper flats bonefishing, such as that encountered in Aitutaki or Exmouth, this is the ideal line weight.
10 Weight Outfit
We love 10 weights at The Flyfisher. There's very little they can't do and for Aussie species like permit, golden trevally, and longtail tuna, they're ideal. Throw heavy crab patterns with ease, big cod surface flies no worries, flex some muscle out of the boat with bluewater species, the 10 does it all.
12 Weight Outfit
The big dog. When flyfishing gets extreme, this is what you want. Think GT's, Caribbean Tarpon, bluefin tuna, and billfish. The 12 is not a rod you'd want to be casting all day but when there's a big predator that presents itself, you'll have the bazooka for a bazooka fight.