Just below the new Spectrum Max, and replacing the much loved 4200 series, is the Sage Spectrum LT. Despite a confusing naming convention, this reel has some big shoes to fill. The 4200 was the lightweight workhorse of the Sage reel lineup and has always done well in our shootouts. Can the Spectrum LT live up to its predecessor’s legacy?
Sage makes some killer fly rods, but for some reason, they’ve had trouble making a truly competitive big game saltwater reel. They’ve had the 6000 series, the 8000 series, the 6200 series, and now the Spectrum Max.
Sage is undoubtedly one of fly fishing's iconic brands. While they're mostly known for their fly rods, Sage also makes some pretty good reels, the now-discontinued 1880, did very well in our 8-weight shootout. While the 4280 was only mediocre, we have greater hopes for the Sage 4250.
We loved Sage's 1880. While not the prettiest reel, it virtually re-defined entry level quality for fly reels. When it was discontinued, we were a little sad, but excited to see the new replacement. When they based the 2200 series on the acclaimed 4200 series, it was sure to be a winner. How great is the Sage 2250? Read on to find out.
Sage has marketed its new Sage Domain as "Marrying tradition with advanced design." It's a full cage reel with a large arbor and modern looks. So, who cares? Full cage reels have a few advantages - they're stronger and they don't let line 'slip through' the reel. It's great for thin running lines and spey casting, but how does it work for trout? Read on to find out.