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Chucking big flies all day doesn't need to be big work. The Sage PAYLOAD is designed to cast the kitchen sink without wearing you out. Built with a powerful tip and mid sections for throwing the nastiest streamers possible and lifting heavy tips out of the water with ease. The PAYLOAD fly rod has a softer butt section that makes casting comfortable with shorter stroke and helps leverage big fish in faster.

The Sage PAYLOAD is at home in freshwater, warmwater, and the salt. The 689 and 789 are perfect for large western trout river streamer fishing and equally fit for all day bass assaults. The 889 and 989 are perfect for large predators like muskie and pike, but also worthy adversaries in mangroves for baby tarpon, snook, and other toothy saltwater critters. The PAYLOAD as you may have noticed is slightly shorter than your standard 9'0" rod to help land fish out of a boat and when imparting action on the fly or casting in tight quarters. The Sage PAYLOAD is tuned for the extreme.


  • Tailored for casting large or wind resistant flies
  • Increased pick-up of heavy line off the water
  • More leverage for fighting powerful fish


  • 689-4: Line: 6+ (Grains: 200 - 230gr) - Great North Idaho Cutthroat Rod. Trout streamers and light duty bass bugs.
  • 789-4: Line: 7+ (Grains: 230 - 270gr) - Boogle bugs to large trout streamers
  • 889-4: Line: 8+ (Grains: 270 - 320gr) - Minnows, clousers, whistlers, and poppers
  • 989-4: Line: 9+ (Grains: 320 - 370gr) - Pike flies, large poppers, and large baitfish
  • 1090-4: Line: 10+ (Grains: 370 - 420gr) - Pike flies up to 12”
  • 1193-4: Line: 11+ (Grains: 420 - 480gr) - Musky flies 12” +


  • Action: Fast
  • Sections: 4
  • Blank: Konnetic Technology®
  • Color: Tannin blank color / Burgundy thread wraps with Bronze trim wraps
  • Guides: Fuji ceramic stripper guides with oversized snake guides
  • Handle: Full-wells cork handle with Composite cork fighting butt
  • Reel Seat: Heavy-duty aluminum, up-locking reel seat
  • Rod Tube: Black ballistic rod tube
  • Handcrafted on Bainbridge Island, Washington State, USA


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