(Bainbridge Island, Wash.) – Fly fishing industry leader Sage Manufacturing, introduces its finest fly rod to date, the ONE Elite. Made with the lightest, highest quality materials available, the handcrafted ONE Elite is designed for anglers who demand the best.
The ONE Elite uses the same Konnetic™ Technology as the award-winning Sage ONE fly rod. The ONE Elite features a titanium reel seat with laser-etched logo end cap, titanium stripper guides with ceramic inserts and a titanium winding check. The hand-made handle is crafted from flor grade cork fashioned into a snub-nose, half-wells grip. Made in only a 9-foot, 5-weight option, the ONE Elite comes with a spare tip.
“Improving a beloved, multiple award-winning product is a tall order, but our design team was up to the challenge,” notes Eric Gewiss, Sage marketing manager. “Sage Chief Rod Designer, Jerry Siem, took an already incredible fly rod, refined the detailing and components and made it exceptional.”
The ONE Elite will debut at IFTD (International Fly Tackle Dealers) this month in Reno and will be available at a limited number of authorized specialty retail stores in September. The ONE Elite will retail for $1295.
About Konnetic™ Technology:
Konnetic technology, the most recent and significant innovation in fly rod construction, uses new materials combined with pioneering manufacturing methods and processes. Konnetic incorporates an optimized ratio of Sage’s proprietary resin to exclusive high modulus aerospace-grade carbon fiber.
The latest construction methods include Sage’s Advanced Modulus Positioning System (AMPS); a process that precisely aligns and positions carbon fiber materials to exacting tolerances for the greatest blank strength, delivering extremely efficient energy transfer throughout the shaft. Using Sage’s High Compression Molding process, carbon fibers are compacted for optimum density and precise alignment while simultaneously fusing the 50 percent lighter all-carbon fiber inner core.
Founded in 1980, Sage was created with one idea in mind—to build the world’s finest performance fly rods. Passionate about creating fly fishing products that continually exceed expectations, Sage strives to seek performance advantages through new materials and designs based on a foundation of research and innovation. Sage also offers fly reels, fly lines, apparel, accessories and luggage for avid anglers. For more information, please visit http://www.sageflyfish.com