Sage THERMO fly reels are built for the rigors of big game flats fly fishing and bluewater behemoths. This powerful and strong fly reel will handle tarpon, sailfish, sharks and more.
Starting with a new ultra-robust SCS drag package specifically built and tuned for the extreme, the THERMO delivers 0 to 20lbs of drag with unparalleled consistency of drag pressure throughout the entire run of the fish. No drop-off, skipping, or wear out because of overheating, the THERMO handles the extremes with ease, as the drag efficiently dissipates the heat across its fully sealed extra-large carbon brake discs. 20 easy-to-see drag settings sit atop a large-diameter drag knob that is incredibly easy to grip and adjust in the heat of a battle, while 39 detents allow for fine tuning adjustments for any leader and tippet combination. The extra sturdy frame and spool are designed to hold up to the rigors of boat fishing where a knock on the gunwale or pounding run through breakers is not unusual. With a hefty large diameter ergonomic handle for maximum grip and control, and large arbor spool for quick pick up and 500+ yards backing capacity, the THERMO is the ultimate powerhouse of big game fishing reels.
With its smooth engagement and consistent, dependable, and repeatable pressure, our SCS Drag allows you to fish with confidence knowing your tippet is protected. Proprietary high-grade US made carbon easily and repeatedly handles high pressure and quickly dissipates the kinetic energy of that running fish into thermal energy. Tailored configurations allow us to create specific drag systems for each model, size, and fishing application, and the entire system itself is sealed to keep out water, sand, grit, and salt.
Our drags discs are made with proprietary, high-grade US made carbon, the same material used in the brakes of jets and F1 race cars. We utilize carbon drag systems because we recognize it is the most efficient material for dissipating extreme heat without wear. Unlike alternative drag components such as cork or plastic, or even polymers like Delrin® and Rulon®, carbon does not compress, deteriorate, melt, or burn. It allows us to create compact drag systems that are high performance, stable, durable, and repeatable.
Numbered settings, detents, and audible clicks help you take the guesswork out of setting your preferred control level. Our SCS Drag is hand-calibrated for precision and consistency, allowing for repeatable settings and confidence in your adjustments. The easy switch between decreased tension for stripping and increased pressure for fighting fish makes for more time fishing and less time setting drag.
Ultra-Robust SCS Drag
One Revolution Drag Knob with numbered and detented settings
Large arbor for fast line pick-up
Concave, ported arbor for greater strength and capacity
Large diameter ergonomic handle - Quick-change spool mechanism
Fully machined 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum
Cold forged and tempered for superior strength and rigidity