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Sage PAYLOAD Fly Rod

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Sage's new PAYLOAD family of fly rods is designed for big flies, heavy lines and comfortable power.  Modern warmwater and saltwater fly fishing feature larger flies and a variety of heavier and sinking fly lines - these Sage PAYLOAD fly fishing rods are tuned to handle these aggressive situations.  

Sage PAYLOAD fly rods are designed with a fast action to help carry big flies and a powerful tip for picking heavy lines up off the water.  The midsection of the Sage PAYLOAD fly rods is powerful and transitions to a more forgiving butt section to reduce fatigue when casting.  The design of the butt section also generates more leverage when fighting fish.  The shorter lengths of the Sage PAYLOAD fly rod helps create casts with less effort through a shorter lever.


  • Tailored for casting large or wind resistant flies
  • Increased pick-up of heavy line off the water
  • More leverage for fighting powerful fish


  • Konnetic Technology
  • Tannin blank color
  • Burgundy primary thread wraps with Bronze trim wraps
  • Tangle Free Fuji ceramic stripper guides
  • Oversized hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
  • Heavy duty aluminum up-locking reel seat to withstand rugged environments
  • Super Plus full-wells cork handle
  • Cork composite fighting butt with extended 3” rear grip on the 10+ and 11+ sizes



  • 689-4: Line: 6+ (Grains: 200 - 230gr) - Trout streamers and light duty bass bugs
  • 789-4: Line: 7+ (Grains: 230 - 270gr) - Boogle bugs to large trout streamers
  • 889-4: Line: 8+ (Grains: 270 - 320gr) - Minnows, clousers, whistlers, and poppers
  • 989-4: Line: 9+ (Grains: 320 - 370gr) - Pike flies, large poppers, and large baitfish
  • 1090-4: Line: 10+ (Grains: 370 - 420gr) - Pike flies up to 12”
  • 1193-4: Line: 11+ (Grains: 420 - 480gr) - Musky flies 12” +


Excellent rod if you’re out for musky or large pike. Throws the large stuff necessary to interest these predators. Pat’s shop has been my go-to dealer for Sage rods for over 20 years (!) and has yet to disappoint when it comes to tying materials and tools, even in the Covid era. Thanks!

Reply From The Fly Fishers:

Glad to hear you're enjoying the rod and we appreciate the kind words. Thank you!
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