The Sage X Rod 4wt 8'6" is the perfect all around dry fly rod for small creeks and streams. The 8'6" allows for a slightly better feel at the rod tip for more accurate presentations with tiny dries at longer distances. Keep in mind, the rod can handle small streamers, sink tips, and full sinking very easy! A 8'6" tends to feel lighter in hand than a 9'0" also allowing a quicker cast at shorter distances.The X rod’s all-new fast action taper built with our KonneticHD Technology delivers greater blank recovery and a crisper tip stop - creating tighter, more efficient loops throughout all ranges of casting styles. This taper allows you to dig deeper into the rod and access the lower sections, shifting power closer to the angler. Decreased lateral and medial movement and vibrations in the blank result in a more accurate and efficient presentation, resulting in a performance driven, forgiving fast action blank - refining the synergy between angler, rod, line, and fly.
New proprietary graphite/resin composite developed through exclusive partnerships.Advanced high density (HD) fiber positioning, enhanced laminate characteristics, and optimized manufacturing techniques increase composite modulus while maintaining durability.KonneticHD creates amplified strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios as needed within the rod blank.Optimized fiber-to-fiber energy transfer along the length of the blank minimizes both lateral and medial vibrations, delivering accuracy in an easy loading blank with quick recovery, a crisp tip stop, and enhanced line feel for complete loop control.The highest energy transferring material we have ever created, opening new doors for our R&D Team to experiment with construction techniques, taper designs, and action profiles.