Sage One Fly Rod
The Sage ONE fly rod is designed to be accurate in all conditions, making it the perfect all-round rod. If you need to place your line accurately come rain, wind or shine, the Sage ONE is the ideal option. Sage describes the ONE rod as "game changing," and it's hard to disagree.
Konnetic Technology - At the core of the ONE is Sage's Konnetic technology. It's the most recent and significant evolution in fly rod innovation. Konnetic Technology utilizes proprietary resins and aerospace-grade carbon fiber and combines them Sage’s Advanced Modulus Positioning System (for increased accuracy and strength) and High Compression Molding process to produce a rod that's much lighter and more accurate than ever before.
The ONE also features a "Black Ice" shaft color with black primary thread wraps with bronze trim wraps.
Fuji Ceramic Stripping Guides - For proven performane durability Sage has chosen the time-tested Fuji ceramic guides, which not only reduce drag, but last a lifetime.
Hard chromed snake guides - The long-time standard for fly rod guides, the chrome snake guides both look and perform exceptionally well.
Walnut wood insert and Golden Bronze anodized aluminum reel seat - The ONE's freshwater models feature a gorgeous walnut wood insert atop their anodized aluminum dual-uplocking reel seat. It's both functional and attractive.
Golden Bronze colored anodized reel seat - Full wells models of the ONE combine their standard Super plus cork with a fully saltwater safe anodized aluminum reel seat. Naturally, it's a dual uplocking model to make sure you're reeling in fish, not fishing for your reel.
Black powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion - Sage wants to make sure your investment is protected, and the aluminum rod tube does just that. It also comes with a matching black rod bag with logo and model tag.
The Sage Warranty - Every new Sage rod, blank and Sage reel is covered by a lifetime, original owner warranty. One of the finest warranties in the business, it covers defects in materials or workmanship as well as rods that fail due to misuse, negligence or normal wear-and-tear. Sage charges a $75 processing fee for the warranty.
Rod Action: Fast
Best for: All water, Flats
Grip: Snubnose Half-Wells - 3-weight to 10' 6-weight
Full-Wells w/ Fighting Butt - 9' 6-weight to 12-weight
Ability Level: Intermediate - Expert (learn more)
Recommended LinesWe highly recommend using a half-size higher line such as:
- Silver Medal, 2014 Trident Fly Fishing 5-weight Shootout
- Winner, Best Saltwater Rod, IFTD 2011
- Winner, Best Freshwater Rod, IFTD 2011
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Sage One Fly Rod Reviews
- 6WT W/ Fighting Butt - I have other rods? Review by BillyDvd
- What a Deal! Review by Peter
- Pure Joy, A Must For Every Angler. Review by Jesse
- The Perfect Western Rod Review by John
To date it has executed its assigned task flawlessly, placing the "hopper" dropper rigs just where the guide points. Wind or no wind, the rod performs superbly and effortlessly.
No, it would not be my choice to fish the pods rising to tricos, but when the big ugly bugs come out and the wind comes up, this is the rod I want in my hands.
- 9ft 5wt Not Great for Trout Distances Review by Micah
The one thing I do miss about the ONE is the grip. The snub-nose half wells is the best grip I've ever fished with, but they have made that grip standard with all of their rods. If you like feel up close, and must have a Sage stick probably a MOD or the new X would be a better fit.
- Must be way overlined to be useful Review by Rico
I have the 9'6" 5wt.
Other than that the quality is good and it meets my requirement for a nice 6wt for Silver Salmon in the Pacific Northwest.
- quick pick up, smoother than expected. Review by Jon
- My favorite fast action of all time Review by Colt
9' 5 weight is a great all around rod and does everything pretty well.
8' 6'' 4 weight is my favorite dry fly rod. It handles dry droppers well and this is my go to rod for small to medium sized streams in the southeast.
I hope to get a 9 foot 6 or 7 weight rod for streamers in the future. If they are similar to the other ONE'S I am sure they won't disappoint.
- Dream Upgrade Review by Gerald
- Not all that great Review by Atreyu
- Best All-Around Trout Rod Ever! Review by Lucas
It's hard to imagine that a single rod could be so capable of handling a multitude of different applications but I was truly impressed at how well it performed under every scenario that I fished it. I caught more fish on my first cast than I ever thought possible going into the trip! From short, quick shots where you almost step on the fish before you see it to lining up a feeding fish in a glassy slick at 60' or more, this rod was on point. Paired with a 6-wt. RIO Gold (the InTouch version is even better...) it was a veritable trout ninja stick! It didn't matter if I was fishing with two tungsten nymphs and an indicator, big bushy terrestrials, smaller dry flies or big meat for hungry browns, it handled everything that I rigged up with ease and performed flawlessly day-in, day-out. If you want ONE rod to do everything under the sun then look no further because this thing is a winning lottery ticket with a huge payout!
- Multi Species Do It All Review by David
A lot of people on like give the Sage One 8 weight substantial grief for it’s lack of accuracy at shorter distances. On water, whether from a canoe or the shore, I have found the One to be anything but inaccurate at short distances. The action on this rod tracks straight and really lets you gently place your fly where ever you want. In the Midwest you don’t have to cast 70 feet for a fish, 30 - 50 feet is plenty and the One will put it where you want every time at any distance. Make no mistake, this has plenty of backbone for a 70 foot cast too.
Any serious fly angler needs an 8 weight in the quiver, and for my money, any conversation about an 8 weight starts and ends with the Sage One. Regardless of where you live in the country, the One will do what you need it to do. Moreover, at 3.5 ounces, you will save your arm and shoulder a lot of pain after a day of casting. You can feel the difference of the lighter One versus a typical 4 ounce competitor rod.
All things being equal, I will say the stripping guides could be a little bigger on the Sage One. If you get a bird’s nest of line running without untangling it, you will lose a fish. This has not hindered my fishing, just made me more conscious of how much slack line I have out.
- Not the "broomstick" they make it out to be Review by Jeffrey
It is definitely fast action, no doubt about it. The thing that separates this from a lot of the other fast action is feel, and this rod has it in spades. It casts small dries very acceptably, to my surprise.
I would gladly buy another if I had to - its a wonderful rod.
- Remarkable fly rod Review by Matt B
The Sage One 9'6" 5wt I just bought and used for the first time blew my mind. I had no idea how far rod building technology had advanced. I have NEVER cast a rod like this....unbelievably light weight and balanced. Pin point accuracy, even with 50-60 feet of line out.
Most remarkable characteristic, unlike my old, early graphite rods, is that there is no side to side wiggle throughout the casting stroke to rob energy and accuracy from your cast (just as it shows in their promotional illustrations).
If you're in the market for a new rod, cast this one. You'll likely go home with it.
- Great rod for Steelhead and Big Browns Review by Bryan