Saturday, August 18, 2012

New- Sage CIRCA Fly Rods

Introducing the new SAGE Circa Collection

If you're a devotee of the casting nuances of the slow-action rod, a student of it's historic ties to our sport, or just like the thrill of moving in close to actively feeding fish, consider the new CIRCA a reward for your years of dedication. But be warned: the CIRCA does not mimic the type of slow action that has so far defined the category- overly soft, willowy and flat. Instead, thatnks to Konnetic technology's ability to compact and align more carbon fibers into a smaller diameter blank, Sage was able to design a radically narrow taper throughout the length of the rod, resulting in a consistently slow, yet responsive action from butt to tip. The new CIRCA is a technologically advanced slow-action rod that honors your slower, more deliberate casting style, yet is still every bit Sage.

Some people confuse fast-action rods with casting proficiency. Fact is, it takes more skill and proper technique to master a slower action, a truth many venerable dry fly purists are only too happy to confirm. IN the hands of a seasoned caster, the CIRCA simply comes alive. Casts are methodically smooth and graceful, yet pleasantly crisp and purposeful. The CIRCA's wider loop and telltale sensitivity gives you the precision control needed for delicate presentations. When you first pick up a CIRCA, you'll swear your hands and eyes are playing tricks on you; it simply can't be this slender and light. This little rod is the definition of "fishy", and if you're not a slow-action fan yet, you soon will be.

For those wondering why a company renowned for making high-performance fast-action rods has opted to focus their considerable expertise on the creation of an all-new, advanced slow-action trout rod, the answer might surprise you: Thanks to the development of Konnetic technology, they can now do "slow" the way it's truly meant to be done. You've waited long enough!

In 2012, Sage introduced the most significant evolution in fly rod development since their Generation 5 technology (the proven platform of their top performance rod families). Sage's new Konnetic technology combines proprietary aerospace materials with innovative manufacturing methods and processes. The impossibly lighter rods built utilizing this technique provide ultimate line control and accuracy due to enhanced "tip-to-hand" sensitivity and feedback, yet still retain Sage's renowned power and durability.

Konnetic technology incorporates a new composite material that was developed using an optimized ratio of Sage's proprietary resin to high modulus carbon fiber. Their Advanced Modulus Positioning System (AMPS) is a process that places the carbon materials to exacting tolerances for the greatest blank strength and efficient energy transfer throughout the shaft. Using their High Compression Molding (HCM) process, the blank's carbon fibers are compacted for optiumum density and precise alignment, simultaneously fusing the 50% lighter all-carbon inner core. From Konnetic technology, Sage has created a highly responsive and robust blank with significantly enhanced torsional stability and minimal vibration for casts that track effortlessly and accurately.

For 2013, Sage offers three rod families born of Konnetic technology: the all-new, advanced slow-action CIRCA trout rod, the revolutionary ONE rod (now including the new ONE Elite plus new Two-Hand offerings) and the ESN.

CIRCA Collection

* Fresh Water rods

* Advanced Slow Action

* Konnetic Technology Construction

* Green Tea Shaft Color

* Olive Primary Thread Wraps with Slate Trip Wraps

* Black Aluminum Winding Check

* Fuji Ceramic Stripper Guides

* Hard Chrome Snake Guides and Tip-Top

* Custom SAGE Snub-Nose, Half-Wells Cork Handle

* Vera Wood Insert and Black Aluminum Reel Seat

* Black Rod Bag with Iridescent Black Hills Gold Silkscreen

* 1 5/8" Desert Gold Colored Rod Tube with Black End Cap and Screw Cap

The new CIRCA rods come in the following models:

279-4  7'9" 2wt 4pc

379-4  7'9" 3wt 4pc

389-4  8'9" 3wt 4pc

479-4  7'9" 4wt 4pc

489-4  8'9" 4wt 4pc

589-4  8'9" 4wt 4pc

              CLICK HERE to view the new CIRCA Fly Rods from SAGE

Mad River Outfitters
813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214