When asked which fly rod company is continually at the forefront of modern fly rod design, one name jumps out: Sage. From its humble beginnings in the early 1980s, the Winslow Company, as it was first known, quickly made a name for itself with the design of sweet casting but even better fishing fly rods. With a gathering of minds, Sage Manufacturing as it is now known has continually pushed the envelope of fly rod design. Never resting on their laurels, Don Green and his crew at Sage have relentlessly developed new materials and technologies like Kinetic HD Technology and the Modulus Position System, spawning fly fishing rods like the beefy Salt HD, the savvy Sage X, the butter-smooth Trout LL, and now the brazen Ignitor. Sage is a complete fly company so watch out, these folks are never satisfied.