Sage’s all-new mid-priced saltwater rod series for 2020 is the Maverick. The Maverick combines features we’ve seen on past Sage rods with increased lifting power and quick line shooting capabilities to create one of the best mid-priced saltwater rods. This rod is great for species like Striper and Redfish, from a boat or fishing the coast. The lighter versions of the rod are great for spooky Bonefish and the Maverick offers the angler a ton of performance for a great price-point. If you’re looking for a new mid-priced saltwater rod in 2020, this is sure to be one of the best new offerings from Sage.
Konnetic Technology - Konnetic Tech combines unique proprietary carbon/resin composites and advanced modulus positioning to create rods that are lighter, slimmer, and stronger, a deadly combination. Konnetic Technology is also known for its ability to limit lateral rod wobble and improve tracking for straighter, more accurate casts. Konnetic Technology means the Maverick is an incredibly efficient rod on the flats and from a boat.
Oversized Fuji Ceramic Stripping Guides - Oversized Fuji Ceramic Stripping Guides allow anglers to shoot line effortlessly when casting the Maverick. Fuji guides also have a durable design to minimize weathering and wear in the salt.
Oversized Hard Chromed Snake Guides - Oversized snake guides offer industry-accepted performance and time-proven durability. The stripping guides and snake guides of the Maverick are classic Sage componentry, nothing new happening here.
Uplocking w/Matte Slate Anodized Aluminum - The Maverick has a reel seat that is corrosion resistant and weatherproof. Matte Slate anodized aluminum protects against wear and a double uplocking component locks large saltwater fly reels in place. The handle of the Maverick is made with top-notch, Super Plus grade cork that’s smooth in hand and perseveres though seasons on the water.
Powder Coated Aluminum Rod Tube - The Maverick comes in a classic matte black powder-coated aluminum rod tube with the easily identifiable Sage medallion. The aluminum rod tube keeps the Maverick safe during travel and time off of the water.
The Sage Lifetime Warranty - As of January 2020, 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: Saltwater, Flats
Grip: Full Wells w/ Fighting Butt
Grip: Extended Full Wells
Ability Level: Beginner - Expert (learn more)
We highly recommend using a saltwater specific line. Our favorite for Tropical applications is:
|Sage Maverick Fly Rod (1090-4)||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||9ft||10||Pacific Blue||Fast||4.75 oz.||$550.00|
|Sage Maverick Fly Rod (1486-4)||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||8ft 6in||14||Pacific Blue||Fast||6.56 oz.||$550.00|
|Sage Maverick Fly Rod (890-4)||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||9ft||8||Pacific Blue||Fast||4 oz.||$550.00|
|Sage Maverick Fly Rod (990-4)||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||9ft||9||Pacific Blue||Fast||4.13 oz.||$550.00|