- Fast, aggressive action.
- Designed with Sage's proprietary SaltH2O technology, which creates extra torsion resistance and torque, allowing for accurate casting with minimum effort.
- Sage's proprietary resin creates an extremely strong and durable rod.
- Improved line feel compared to previous models, allowing for more natural casting.
- Made in Bainbridge, WA
- All Sage rods are covered by a limited lifetime warranty for the original owner.
Pairs well with high-end Saltwater lines and integrated shooting tapers like Rio Outbound.
The rod is available with line weights ranging from 5 to 14. The 10-weight makes an excellent tarpon rod, or choose the 8-weight for Bonefish, Snook, and Atlantic salmon.
The Sage Xi3 fly rod is also designed to be durable in all weather conditions. The company's proprietary resin combines with the SaltH20 layer for maximum strength, and a rod that's durable even in hot climates.
Other features include oversized snake guides to allow for easy line movement, and chrome plated ceramic inserts for extra durability and minimum line wear. The rod also has an EVA fighting butt, anodized reel seat and heavy-knurled lock rings. A black rod bag and aluminum tube is also included.
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- Saltwater specialist Review by TenaciousP
The rod is light, but not as light as more modern rods. Though, with all the salt specific goodies it still is respectable. The rod is fast, but I did not find it too fast at all. Short casts can be a little challenging. On my floating line I did not overline it. I user the 8wt Orvis Saltwater. For a sinking line, go with an outbound short or similar, so slightly over weight.
The rod has held up well over several years.
One last note, I would not plan on using this stick as a freshwater rod, it just won't help with lighter tippet. I think of it more as a Saltwater rod that "could" be used as a freshwater backup. Posted on 3/16/15
- Great casting rod, but delicate Review by Kurt
The Xi3's strong point for me is its stiffness and fast action. I use these rods for fishing on windy days in the Bahamas. They aren't as good at finessing a fly on calm days but when I need to cut through the wind these rods are the best.
They are great for Striper fishing too. I never have to worry about pulling up larger fish from deep runs these rods have plenty of backbone.
My only complaint if you want to call it that is I have broken a few of them. admittedly I am tough on gear but I find you need to take extra care with these rods . I think by making them so light Sage has made a delicate rod.
Thank god they stand by there warranty and they are quick with the turn around.
At their present price these rods are a great deal.
Definitely grab one and try it yourself!
Tight Lines Posted on 1/19/15
- Awesome Review by Kyle
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To top it off Trident's price beat everyone (online and in store clearance pricing) by a long way! Posted on 10/10/14
- terrific Review by mark
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