Sage’s Trout Reel is designed for single-handed trout rods and can be used in a variety of situations. Similar to their Trout Spey reel, this reel has decreased porting for increased weight to balance heavier rods. Beyond that, however, the reel also has a large arbor for high retrieval rates, an SCS drag system for fish-stopping power, and user-friendly ergonomics. If you’re looking to outfit your small stream or large stream trout rod with a reel, the Sage Trout is a stellar option for the beginner and experienced angler alike.
Trout Design - Sage built the Trout to be a blend of classic aesthetics and modern performance. The reel is designed with minimal porting for a classic look and heavier balance, perfect for single-handed rods or two-handed Trout Spey rods. The Trout also has Sage’s SCS drag system, a concave large arbor for increased retrieval rates and capacity, and a one revolution drag knob for stellar adjustability.
Hard-Anodized Finish - The Trout 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 Trout 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 Trout functions on the famous Sage 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 Trout 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 Trout increases line pickup and helps anglers fight freshwater fish on any one-handed or two-handed rod. The large arbor design of the Trout also increases retrieval rates and allows anglers to gain more line on any freshwater Trout.
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: Trout, Streamers
Arbor Size: Large
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