Sage is known for its high-end fly rods and they’ve been on top of the fly rod market for some time now. They have a solid offering of reels, too, however, and the Spectrum Series features some of their most popular products. The Spectrum reel fits into a mid-priced niche and offers top-notch performance for a reel that’s half the price of a high-end reel. With an SCS drag system, fully machined design, and different color offerings, it’s easy to see why the Spectrum is a popular reel among freshwater and saltwater anglers around the world.
Durable Design - The Spectrum is Sage’s mid-priced do-it-all fly reel offering that is designed to be durable and reliable. The fully machined aerospace aluminum, a hard-anodized finish, and a durable drag system make this reel a workhorse. Other design features like a single-revolution drag knob with numbered settings and a machined reel handle also make the Spectrum user-friendly and high performing.
Hard-Anodized Finish - The Spectrum is finished with a hard anodize to protect the surface of the reel from corrosion and other wear and tear. Anodizing is a popular way to finish reels in the fly fishing industry because of its ability to preserve the integrity of the reel without adding unneeded weight.
Fully Machined 6061-T6 Aluminum - The Spectrum, unlike other reels in the Spectrum Series, is fully machined from 6061-T6 aerospace-grade aluminum. After the reel is machined, it’s then cold forged and tempered for increased strength and rigidity. Sage used top of the line materials in the production of this reel and its durability and resistance to dings and scrapes is a testament to that.
Type - The Spectrum functions on an SCS (Sealed Carbon System) drag system. The drag is fully sealed and quickly dissipates the kinetic energy from high pressure on the drag system for increased performance and lasting durability.
Materials - The SCS drag system on the Spectrum combines proprietary high-grade US-made carbon and detailed configurations to accommodate any angling scenario. These materials are extra-rugged for performance when it counts.
Large Arbor - The large arbor of the Spectrum increases line pickup and helps anglers fight freshwater fish on a single-handed fly rod. The large arbor design of the Spectrum increases retrieval rates and allows anglers to gain more line on any fish from freshwater Trout to saltwater Tarpon.
The Sage Lifetime Warranty - As of December 2019, 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.
Best for: Allwater
Arbor Size: Large
|Reel Model||Diameter||Weight||Arbor Size||Drag Type||Capacity||Line Weight||Color||Price|
|3/4||3.25"||4.19||Large||Sealed Carbon||WF4 + 100yds/20lb||3||Black||$275.00|
|3/4||3.25"||4.19||Large||Sealed Carbon||WF4 + 100yds/20lb||3||Platinum||$275.00|
|3/4||3.25"||4.19||Large||Sealed Carbon||WF4 + 100yds/20lb||3||Lime||$275.00|
|5/6||3.63"||4.38||Large||Sealed Carbon||WF6 + 100yds/20lb||5||Black||$275.00|
|5/6||3.63"||4.38||Large||Sealed Carbon||WF6 + 100yds/20lb||5||Platinum||$275.00|
|5/6||3.63"||4.38||Large||Sealed Carbon||WF6 + 100yds/20lb||5||Lime||$275.00|
|7/8||4"||6.38||Large||Sealed Carbon||WF8 + 200yds/20lb||7||Black||$300.00|
|7/8||4"||6.38||Large||Sealed Carbon||WF8 + 200yds/20lb||7||Platinum||$300.00|
|7/8||4"||6.38||Large||Sealed Carbon||WF8 + 200yds/20lb||7||Lime||$300.00|
|7/8||3.62 in.||4.87 oz.||WF8 + 200yds/20lb||7||Copper||$300.00|
|9/10||4.38"||7.63||Large||Sealed Carbon||WF10 + 200yds/30lb||9||Black||$300.00|
|9/10||4.38"||7.63||Large||Sealed Carbon||WF10 + 200yds/30lb||9||Platinum||$300.00|
|9/10||4.38"||7.63||Large||Sealed Carbon||WF10 + 200yds/30lb||9||Lime||$300.00|
|9/10||4.38 in.||7.63 oz.||WF10 + 200yds/30lb||9||Copper||$300.00|
|3/4||3.25 in.||4.19 oz.||WF4 + 100yds/20lb||3||Copper||$275.00|
|5/6||3.63 in.||4.38 oz.||WF6 + 100yds/20lb||5||Copper||$275.00|