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Sage has come out with a highly specialized rod for small water missions and tight quarter casting. The Sage Dart is a fast action lightweight rod designed to encourage tight loops for optimal fly placement in heavy brush. Short rod lengths and specialty rod tapers help enthusiastic stream lovers to present small flies and light tippets to eager Trout that would otherwise be hard to reach. Whether you’re blue lining or ducking into a culvert, the Dart is a perfect rod for all small water applications.
KonneticHD Technology - Sage has completely redefined graphite technology with KonneticHD. By restructuring the graphite-to-resin ratio used in rod blanks, Sage has introduced a higher density fiber composite that’s lighter, stronger, and more versatile on the water. With KonneticHD the Dart has incredibly efficient energy transfer capabilities, perfected rod stiffness, and element-defying durability. What does all this mean? Tighter loops, a smoother casting stroke, and superior accuracy.
Fuji Ceramic Stripping Guides - Fuji ceramic guides have stood the test of time as high-performance guides in fly fishing. Ceramic guides offer durability and easy line shooting capabilities.
Ultra-Light Hard Chromed Snake Guides - Snake guides decrease overall rod weight and provide industry-accepted functionality to the Dart. Snake guides also contribute to the rod’s superior line control capabilities and easy line speeds.
Uplocking w/Vera Wood Insert - The reel seat of the Dart is aesthetically appealing and small water functional. A top quality vera wood insert combines with an uplocking Bronze anodized aluminum component to maintain lightweight durability and anchor smaller, rod-specific fly reels in place.
Powder Coated Aluminum Rod Tube - The Dart comes in a classic Portobello-colored powder coated aluminum rod tube with the easily identifiable Sage medallion. The aluminum rod tube keeps the Dart safe during travel and time off of the water.
The Sage Lifetime 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: Small Water, Dry Flies
Grip: Snub-Nose Half Wells
Ability Level: Intermediate - Expert (learn more)
We highly recommend using a small water specific line. Our favorite for creek applications is:
|Sage Dart Fly Rod (076-4)||Snub-nose Half-Wells||7ft 6in||0||Green||Fast||1 13/18oz||$700.00|
|Sage Dart Fly Rod (176-4)||Snub-nose Half-Wells||7ft 6in||1||Green||Fast||1 7/8oz||$700.00|
|Sage Dart Fly Rod (276-4)||Snub-nose Half-Wells||7ft 6in||2||Green||Fast||1 15/16oz||$700.00|
|Sage Dart Fly Rod (366-4)||Snub-nose Half-Wells||6ft 6in||3||Green||Fast||1 11/16oz||$700.00|
|Sage Dart Fly Rod (376-4)||Snub-nose Half-Wells||7ft 6in||3||Green||Fast||2 1/16oz||$700.00|