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The SALT R8 brings together strength and finesse, delivering improved performance in heavier weights. It took time for Sage designers to find the perfect taper and fiber alignment for the perfect combination of strength, feel, and a more intuitive sweet spot. Long considered unwieldy and unforgiving, the SALT R8 is a refreshing addition to saltwater fly fishing, making precise presentations and fine-touch shots easier than ever.

Sage Salt R8 Fly Rod is a powerhouse made from a new R8 graphite, 25% stronger and lighter without any extra materials. This allows for faster landings, lessening fish stress and reducing the pressure on delicate ecosystems.

  • 25% Greater Strength Per Rod - Greater Pulling power equals more fight for faster landing and less stress on delicate ecosystems
  • Enhanced Durability - Enhanced toughness withstands more rugged situations and demands of remote travel
  • More Intuitive Sweet Spot - Prioritizes touch and speed for shorter shots and
  • on-demand casts
  • Saltwater Specific Guide Set - Titanium Fuji K-guides resist corrosion, while angled shape prevents snags and tangling in the chaos of the fight. Oversized chrome snake guides and tip-top allow larger saltwater knots to pass with ease.
  • Heavy-Duty Reel Seat - Built for enhanced contact and confidence, heavy-duty reel seat and oversized locking rings keep reel tight to the rod for greater contact, rigidity, and a more direct connection when fighting powerful high-stakes fish