We only had a short time to spend with these new rods, but from what we saw…we were very much impressed. Our first thoughts were, “Oh great, another sloppy, slower action rod” and boy were we wrong. With the new Konnetic technology, these are crisp, smooth, full flexing beautiful fly rods. When we picked up the 5wt, we thought for sure that it was a 3wt because it was so light in hand and the diameter of the blank was so narrow. We are excited to get these rods in and available to you!
Sage posted a nice article about them and an accompanying video:
If you’re a devotee of the casting nuances of the slow action fly rod, a student of its historic ties to our sport, or just like the thrill of moving in close to actively feeding fish, consider our new CIRCA rod 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, thanks to Konnetic technology’s ability to compact and align more carbon fibers into a smaller diameter blank, we were able to design a radically narrow taper throughout the length of the rod, resulting in consistently slow, yet responsive action from butt to tip. Our new CIRCA rod is a technologically advanced slow-action fly rod that honors your slower, more deliberate casting style, yet is every bit a Sage. Read more…