Sage Motive Fly Rod

As more and more anglers take to saltwater to expand their fly fishing experiences, industry leader Sage Manufacturing, introduces the MOTIVE fly rod series. MOTIVE saltwater rods are constructed of time-proven materials and embody Sage's immense experience pursuing many hard-fighting saltwater species. The MOTIVE features an all-new taper design creating a powerful, fast-action rod that loads quickly to deliver heavy saltwater flies with the distance and accuracy the sport demands.

MOTIVE rods will be available at retail in August 2013 with five, nine-foot rods ranging from 8 to 12 weights. The rods will retail for $425.

Sage Motive Rods

MOTIVE rods feature a strong butt section with fighting butt and full-wells grip to provide the necessary strength to fight and control large game fish. Heavy saltwater lines slip easily through the oversized guides, and the aluminum reel seat and saltwater compatible components round out the features. Built on a bluefin blue blank, the rods have blue primary thread wraps with royal blue and black trim wraps and come in a blue steel colored, ballistic nylon rod tube with divided liner.
Drop Ship Yes
Ship Days in 3-5 days
Backorderable Available
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Sage Motive Fly Rod Reviews

Smooth action with reserved power Review by TenaciousP
Posted on 10/9/14
I have the 1090 and use it from the surf with a 30' t-14 shooting head. This is a bit much for this rod, but I like it. It is not quite as quick as the xi3. In fact, it feels more like an xi2 with a quick tip. I actually prefer the action over my xi3. It can really protect an smaller tippet size well. I have yet to use it from a boat, so no insight on lifting power. I would not think of this as a budget rod, but more of a fast action as opposed to Sage's other very fast action rods.

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