Sage Igniter Fly Rod

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Sage has come out with a highly specialized series for technical situations: the Sage Igniter. This rod is made for tough weather conditions, strong headwinds, heavy flies, and heavy fly lines. The Igniter is designed to carry huge amounts of line at long distances to cover big water. The rod is also made with wind cutting performance and caters to the enthusiastic streamer junkie. In classic Sage fashion, the Igniter is made with the very finest componentry and its Chipotle blank color is an industry-first. This is not a rod for the everyman, however, if you’re serious about catching big fish in nasty weather, you may just find Sage’s new rod series ignites a fishy passion like never before.


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 Igniter has incredibly efficient energy transfer capabilities, perfected rod stiffness, and element-defying durability. What does all this mean? Tighter loops, faster line speed, and superior foul weather casting ability.


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 are capable of holding heavy line and accommodating large sink tips. These guides provide industry-accepted functionality to the Igniter.

Reel Seat

Uplocking w/Cocobolo Wood Insert - The freshwater version of the Igniter (4-6 weights) comes with a beautiful Cocobolo wood insert that matches the color of the rod blank. The freshwater Igniter also has a gunmetal anodized aluminum uplocking component to lock down even the heaviest freshwater reels.

Uplocking w/Gunmetal Anodized Aluminum - The saltwater version of the Igniter has a reel seat that’s corrosion resistant and made for years in the salt. Anodized aluminum protects against wear and an uplocking component adds to the functionality of the saltwater Igniter. Sage has also built an integrated hidden hook keeper into the reel seat.

Rod Tube

Powder Coated Aluminum Rod Tube - The Igniter comes in a classic black powder coated aluminum rod tube with the easily identifiable Sage medallion. The aluminum rod tube keeps the Igniter 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.

More Info

Rod Action: Extra Fast

Best for: All Water, Big Flies

Grip (4-6 Weights): Snub Nose Half Wells

Grip (6-10 Weights): Full Wells w/ Fighting Butt

Ability Level: Advanced - Expert (learn more)

Recommended Lines

We highly recommend using a streamer specific line or a heavy saltwater line. Our favorite for freshwater applications is:

Staff Reviews

ModelHandleLengthLine WeightColorActionWeightPrice 
Sage Igniter Fly Rod (490-4)Snub-nose Half-Wells9ft4RedVery Fast2.81 oz.$900.00
Sage Igniter Fly Rod (590-4)Snub-nose Half-Wells9ft5RedVery Fast2.94 oz.$900.00
Sage Igniter Fly Rod (690-4)Snub-nose Half-Wells9ft6RedVery Fast3.13 oz.$900.00
Sage Igniter Fly Rod (690-4)Full Wells w/Fighting Butt9ft6RedVery Fast3.13 oz.$900.00
Sage Igniter Fly Rod (696-4)Full Wells w/Fighting Butt9ft 6in6RedVery Fast3.19 oz.$900.00
Sage Igniter Fly Rod (790-4)Full Wells w/Fighting Butt9ft7RedVery Fast3.44 oz.$900.00
Sage Igniter Fly Rod (890-4)Full Wells w/Fighting Butt9ft8RedVery Fast3.81 oz.$900.00
Sage Igniter Fly Rod (990-4)Full Wells w/Fighting Butt9ft9RedVery Fast4 oz.$900.00
Sage Igniter Fly Rod (1090-4)Full Wells w/Fighting Butt9ft10RedVery Fast4.13 oz.$900.00
Sage Igniter Fly Rod (7100-4)Full Wells w/Fighting Butt10ft7RedVery Fast3.93 oz.$900.00
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