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Finding that state of fishing in the moment, where instinct and experience bring us to an almost zen-like awareness of each subtle motion and movement—that’s what R8 is all about. It’s not a race, but a state we all aim to reach out on the water. With R8 we enhance that two-way connection from hand to fly and back for greater feel, flow, and control.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eENHANCED HAND-TO-ROD CONNECTION\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe’ve increased the purity of graphite in the rod for even more reactivity and sensitivity, shifting energy further down the blank and into the handle. This transfer of energy creates a more natural extension of your arm, ultimately resulting in less wasted effort and intuitive reactivity. 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At its Core, R8 Core traces a direct lineage to Sage’s multi application vision, one shaped by the fishing evolutions happening all around us—from habitats we stalk and waters we frequent, to the flies we fish and the diversity of species we now target.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFor most of us, an idyllic day on the water is not when we’re thinking more, but when we’re thinking less. Finding that state of fishing in the moment, where instinct and experience bring us to an almost zen-like awareness of each subtle motion and movement—that’s what R8 is all about. It’s not a race, but a state we all aim to reach out on the water. 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Rather than dialing up parking lot distance, we’ve shifted the thinking back to the roots of rhythm and awareness—where you can experience the energy happening in each moment.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAMPLIFIED SENSORY FEEDBACK LOOP\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEffortless energy transfer and more connected feel, the amplified two-way feedback loop of R8 Technology, due to our new axial fiber formulation, allows you to feel when the power needs to be applied throughout the cast, presentation, and when applying the appropriate pressure to fish.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHEIGHTENED\u003cbr\u003eFISHING EXPERIENCE\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhether it’s the mental chess of matching the hatch, the headspace of reading the water or the instinct putting a fly in exactly the right spot—our best days emerge when our mind is right. It always seems that when we’re not thinking about it is precisely when our fishing mind takes over—where every single moment feels almost automatic or instinctual. With immediate feedback from tip to hand, R8 is designed to facilitate that higher state of mental flow and focus when small decisions, thoughts, and actions line up effortlessly.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePURE GRAPHITE\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe advanced, leading-edge material behind R8 enables us to shape a rod with a stiffer, stronger backbone but a more sensitive tip and more connected feel. The secret is twofold. First, a proprietary aerospace composite with a greater hoop strength enables us to dimensionally grow taper diameter more quickly from the tip—while a nano-sintered resin application increases axial resilience and allows us to pack more fiber into the blank, resulting in that true two-way connection from hand to fly and back for greater feel, flow and control.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDRY FLY\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA fast action provides the capability to stay tight to the line and in control of the presentation, while the high line speed drives a tight loop that assists in laser accuracy in technical dry fly situations. With ability to handle dry fly lines with long heads, increasing loop control when carrying long lengths and making precise casts to rising fish, all while making it easier to turn over long leaders for technical feeders at range.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eMENDING\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith feel that extends to the smallest dry flies, R8 provides the touch to deliver efficient mends with intention and precision.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"ul\"\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e"}

Sage R8 CORE

Product Description
$1,050.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

Revolution 8 Technology

Silver Pine blank color

Slate primary thread wraps with graduated White and Grey trim

Fuji ceramic stripper guides with hard chromed snake guides and tip-top

Laser etched line weight on slide band

Black rod bag with new quick-tie cord lock for faster, easier, and cleaner storage

Aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion

3WT - 6WT - Premium Flor grade snub-nose half-wells cork handle. Sustainable Ziricote wood insert with anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat

5WT - 9WT - Premium Flor grade full-wells cork handle with cork/EVA fighting butt. Gunmetal anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat. Integrated hidden hook keeper in reel seat

  • R8 CORE

    R8 Core is a rod family focused on maximum versatility and applies new revolutionary material technology through our forward thinking lens of what we’re seeing out on the water where one rod needs to show even greater range. At its Core, R8 Core traces a direct lineage to Sage’s multi application vision, one shaped by the fishing evolutions happening all around us—from habitats we stalk and waters we frequent, to the flies we fish and the diversity of species we now target.

  • For most of us, an idyllic day on the water is not when we’re thinking more, but when we’re thinking less. Finding that state of fishing in the moment, where instinct and experience bring us to an almost zen-like awareness of each subtle motion and movement—that’s what R8 is all about. It’s not a race, but a state we all aim to reach out on the water. With R8 we enhance that two-way connection from hand to fly and back for greater feel, flow, and control.
  • ENHANCED HAND-TO-ROD CONNECTION

    We’ve increased the purity of graphite in the rod for even more reactivity and sensitivity, shifting energy further down the blank and into the handle. This transfer of energy creates a more natural extension of your arm, ultimately resulting in less wasted effort and intuitive reactivity. Rather than dialing up parking lot distance, we’ve shifted the thinking back to the roots of rhythm and awareness—where you can experience the energy happening in each moment.

  • AMPLIFIED SENSORY FEEDBACK LOOP

    Effortless energy transfer and more connected feel, the amplified two-way feedback loop of R8 Technology, due to our new axial fiber formulation, allows you to feel when the power needs to be applied throughout the cast, presentation, and when applying the appropriate pressure to fish.

  • HEIGHTENED
    FISHING EXPERIENCE

    Whether it’s the mental chess of matching the hatch, the headspace of reading the water or the instinct putting a fly in exactly the right spot—our best days emerge when our mind is right. It always seems that when we’re not thinking about it is precisely when our fishing mind takes over—where every single moment feels almost automatic or instinctual. With immediate feedback from tip to hand, R8 is designed to facilitate that higher state of mental flow and focus when small decisions, thoughts, and actions line up effortlessly.

  • PURE GRAPHITE

    The advanced, leading-edge material behind R8 enables us to shape a rod with a stiffer, stronger backbone but a more sensitive tip and more connected feel. The secret is twofold. First, a proprietary aerospace composite with a greater hoop strength enables us to dimensionally grow taper diameter more quickly from the tip—while a nano-sintered resin application increases axial resilience and allows us to pack more fiber into the blank, resulting in that true two-way connection from hand to fly and back for greater feel, flow and control.

  • DRY FLY

    A fast action provides the capability to stay tight to the line and in control of the presentation, while the high line speed drives a tight loop that assists in laser accuracy in technical dry fly situations. With ability to handle dry fly lines with long heads, increasing loop control when carrying long lengths and making precise casts to rising fish, all while making it easier to turn over long leaders for technical feeders at range.

  • MENDING

    With feel that extends to the smallest dry flies, R8 provides the touch to deliver efficient mends with intention and precision.

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    Vendor: Sage

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