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EFTTEX Awards 2017

The EFTTEX Best New Product Awards 2017

Sage’s new flagship rod, the ONE rod, is the first precision casting instrument built to take advantage of its groundbreaking Konnetic Technology. Says Sage: “The ONE rod offers a more fluid transmission of energy from the arm to the fly. The eye sees the cast it wants to make and it is translated to the hand and through the rod instantaneously.”

Due to its extraordinary sensitivity and light weight, the ONE rod is equally at home in the hands of seasoned casters as well as aspiring ones who benefit from the rod’s remarkable feedback-enhancing properties.

Adds Sage: “Being able to feel exactly what the line is doing through all stages of a cast gives users ultimate control so that they can make the minute corrections needed in-cast to land the fly precisely where they want it.”

Features include:

  • Round tip eye
  • New low-profile ferrules
  • Black ice colour
  • Fuji stainless steel and ceramic stripper guide
  • Custom cork handle
  • Aluminium reel seat with walnut insert and black rod tube

Konnetic Technology

Says Sage: “Konnetic Technology combines proprietary aerospace-grade materials with innovative manufacturing methods and processes. The impossibly lighter rods built utilising this technology 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 an optimised ratio of Sage’s proprietary resin to carbon fibre with our Advanced Modulus Positioning System (AMPS), a process that places the carbon materials to exacting tolerances for the greatest blank strength and efficient energy transfer throughout the shaft. “Using our High Compression Molding (HCM) process, the blank’s carbon fibres are compacted for optimum density and precise alignment, simultaneously fusing the 50% lighter all-carbon fibre inner core.”

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