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Sage One Fly Rod 1

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 performance 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.

Reel Seat

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.

Rod Tube

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.

More Info

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 Lines

We highly recommend using a half-size higher line such as:

Staff Reviews


  • Silver Medal, 2014 Trident Fly Fishing 5-weight Shootout
  • Winner, Best Saltwater Rod, IFTD 2011
  • Winner, Best Freshwater Rod, IFTD 2011

Drop Ship Yes
Ship Days within 24 Hours
Backorderable Backorderable
Action Fast
Grip Type Single Handed
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Sage One Fly Rod Reviews

Outstanding Rod for My Montana Trip Review by Kenneth
Posted on 5/29/17
Traveled to Montana fishing Jefferson, Madison, and Missouri rivers. Rods handled all rivers beyond expectations. Highly recommend
Great for NZ small rivers and streams Review by matt
Posted on 5/1/17
An awesome high end product from Sage. I use it for light nymphing and dry fly. Loads well at usual fishing ranges and does all that i need it to and more. My clients love using my Ones. I continue to be a huge Sage fan.
Great Keys rod Review by Mark
Posted on 4/15/17
My first seven weight. Handles the wind better then I'd hoped. I will be getting more Sage One's, very happy with the first.
Delightful rod for big trouts and steelheads Review by Al
Posted on 4/10/17
I'm from Patagonia, Argentina. I needed a light and powerful rod for nymphing and large streamers. I understand that profesional reviews guide a lot of fishermen around the world but there is nothing like personal experience. This rod is delightful !!!! You can't go wrong.
Great Rod! Review by Willakenzie
Posted on 9/28/16
I bought this rod for nymphing posse buggers and other medium size beadheads, and I could not have made a better choice. Sweet rod!
This rod is perfect for streamers and other large flies for smallmouth Bass, Sear Run Cutties and small Coho Review by JohnnyO
Posted on 9/22/16
I purchased my Sage One 691-4 9' 6 weight rod to fish off the cost along the Puget Sound for Cutties. Since then I have used it for smallmouth bass in lakes and have had the luck to land a few small coho as well. This is an excellent rod for launching streamers using a 6wt floating or intermediate line. I use RIO Outbound Short floating and their new Coastal Quickshooter lines for the Cutties and Coho. I have had great luck using their Outbound short for streamers for Smallies and largemouth as well. The rod casts all these lines and a multitude of small to large streamers with ease... as long as you use the right leader size and length. I love this rod. Glad I could get such a bargain from Trident!!
Great rod at a good price Review by BillF
Posted on 9/21/16
I recently acquired and fished a 6wt Sage One.

It is a great rod. I was throwing streamers all day with amazing distance and accuracy. I was lucky enough to catch two Salmon and a Brookie.

Excellent day with a great rod, now at a good price
6WT W/ Fighting Butt - I have other rods? Review by BillyDvd
Posted on 7/29/16
Thanks to sage for making a rod that makes me forget that I have other rods! From the minute I received it, "must get to water" is the only thing in my head on a scorching hot Chicago-land Wednesday afternoon! Slapped on my Nautilus FWX 5/6, SA SharkWave GPX WF6F. Made it to the local pond that afternoon. Was so engrossed in the ease and feel of this new wonder in my hand that I completely missed the bite! Was able to take it out again and WOW - with my attention re-purposed on the bite, 3rd cast about 40~50ft out, hooked a nice 14~15" large mouth. Fantastic rod in every way. This must be why they named it "One". Get one if you can - you will not be disappointed in any way!
What a Deal! Review by Peter
Posted on 7/23/16
How can you pass up a Sage One at closeout price? It has to be one of the best deals going. I bought a 9' 6 wt. last week and caught several small mouth bass yesterday with it. I am casting 60' using 7 wt. line, and with good accuracy. Liked it so much I ordered a 9 ft 8 wt. for heavy flies. The only downside to buying a new Sage is you feel obligated to get a decent reel to go with it, haha.
Pure Joy, A Must For Every Angler. Review by Jesse
Posted on 7/22/16
I have been fly fishing for a very long time, in that time I have acquired a grip of rods. I have found within my collection that Sage have proven to be my brand of choice. My latest rod is the Sage One 7'6" 3WT. This little thing is beastly as far as performance. I have fished some 3wts in the past, and none have been as accurate, forgiving, and clean as this Sage One. I am curious how the Circa would perform side by side with the One. I chose this rod because I fish smaller streams which sometimes hold fairly large trout. This is the perfect rod, but my Scott A4 8'6" 4wt is a close second. The Sage one can clear remarkable distances with very accurate fly placement, this 3wt has reassured me that Sage is tried and true with quality and performance. One issue I have found, The case is rather tight, getting your rod back into the tube is a challenge, which is really poor design for people like me who fish creeks and lakes and might need to get out in a moments notice due to lightning or something. Also my rod grip came mashed, which is not the end of the world, but this was due to the extremely tight fit of the case, I can see thread imprints in my cork from where the factory worker just squeezed my rod into the tube.
The Perfect Western Rod Review by John
Posted on 7/21/16
I bought the Sage 690 for one reason only: throwing large hideous rubber legged creations into the afternoon winds on the Clark Fork and the Bitteroot.

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
Posted on 7/19/16
As anyone will tell you, most trout are caught within 30 ft. The truth is that the 5wt ONE has a pretty lousy short game. No feel up close, and you have to cast off the tip. Yeah, it's a cannon long distances and does sling a streamer, but for most normal trout applications there are better, more affordable choices out there. I ended up selling mine and getting a Zenith for my all-round 5wt.

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
Posted on 7/19/16
This is a very stiff rod. Even overlined by one full line weight it is still has a very fast recovery.
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
Posted on 7/18/16
I purchased this rod for fishing streamers and sinking line. I am happy to say I am more pleased with it than I expected to be. After owing an Orvis Hydros years ago I have steered clear of rods claiming to be fast/stiff. The sage one is a pleasant surprise in this regard. This rod does offer quick pick up and very direct hook set but none of the clunky stiffness of my old Orvis. I find that with a #5 or #6 line this rod loads smoothly at 30ft and up. No, I wouldn't use this rod for small creek dry fly fishing, but I think I could; and, when you want to put a popper or a streamer at 30-60ft I think this rod performs outstandingly.
My favorite fast action of all time Review by Colt
Posted on 6/14/16
I have 3 ONE's. 10' 4 weight which is the most versatile rod I have. I do all my nymphing with it, indicator, double nymph, tightline. It is fantastic on all aspects of nymphing. Surprisingly this rod does throw dries and dry dropper rigs exceptionally well. I can even throw streamers with it and it is enjoyable. Size 4 is the largest streamer or nymph I will throw at no matter what rod I am using and this rod does a marvelous job with it

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
Posted on 5/13/16
After beginning fly fishing with a Redington Classic Trout rod, I just wasn't happy and decided to really upgrade my equipment. I was told that it isn't the equipment that makes the difference, it's the ability of the fisherman/caster. So, I practiced and I practiced - nearly everyday - with that Classic Trout rod. My skills improved. However, it wasn't until I splurged on my Sage One 9' 5 wt that my casting took a quantum leap. Tight loops and effortless accurate casts at 25', 40', 60' and beyond became the norm and not the exception. I've been fishing with it for more than a year now and it always performs beautifully!
Not all that great Review by Atreyu
Posted on 1/15/16
When I held this rod I was very skeptical it didn't feel sensitive at all so I went to my friend who owned one asked to fish it and I was very let down horrible at normal trout distances so I left gave it back and never will I pick up a sage rod ever again
Best All-Around Trout Rod Ever! Review by Lucas
Posted on 10/29/15
I bought the 690-4 ONE rod several years ago for my third trip down to New Zealand. In my previous trips I had learned that accuracy and good presentation are of paramount importance down there and though far from an expert I felt fairly seasoned and was ready to see what this rod would bring to the table.

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
Posted on 8/19/15
I have owned the Sage One 9’ 8 weight and fell in love with it right after the wiggle test. I use this rod primarily in the Midwest - Boundary Water lakes, larger rivers and sometimes flinging streamers on small trout streams. I’ve put it through the ringer with fat Smallies, ferocious wilderness pike, carp and steelhead. It has handled all these fish, no problem.

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
Posted on 3/16/15
Ever since I picked up a Sage rod some time ago I've been a fan. I've always preferred the slower side of things, however. I was recently in the market for a nice 4wt to do streamers/nymphing with and the Sage One came up time and time again. I knew it was fast action - I even seen a lot of people calling it a broomstick. I decided I'd try it out...

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
Posted on 11/6/13
I've owned 3 Sage fly rods over the years; a Graphite II 5wt (circa 1983 still in use today), a graphite III 8wt (circa 1990) and a 9'6" 9wt (rplx?) that I made from a blank for stripers and blues. All exceptional rods.

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
Posted on 10/25/13
I used my 9' 7wt all summer for mousing big browns at night. The rod is perfect for big fish on smaller streams! Use the 9' for steelhead with no problems on the smaller streams!!!

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