Sage One at costco...

Old Man

Just an Old Man
Not all rods are created equal.....Budweiser vs. Iron Horse Irish Death, Ford Fiesta vs Bugatti? Very few produced items are made equal. What does it cost a boeing jet from layout to finish product....whats the mark-up? :eek: You have to be kidding me...they make how much on every plane sold.... Do you want to buy a cheaper boeing jet from Costco? Talk to them about how to fly it, the details of the plane, emergency overides...etc. OK..little off tangent but idea remains the same.
If you support this Costco thing then don't expect the fly shop guys to be around much longer to help you, and don't expect sage to be around either....if they can't have reliable and knowledgeable sales people (fly shops/guides) working the field and teaching, promoting, and selling their products then they have lost their lifeline...and well, you know, they go under or become another Powell.
This is not what I asked for. You skirted around what I asked about. I was just curious what it took to make a high end fly rod.

I don't support the big box stores. I do all my fly gear shopping at my local fly shop. The places like Costco and Walmart are to far away for me to shop. I only go when I need something the local stores don't have.
 

Porter

Active Member
This is not what I asked for. You skirted around what I asked about. I was just curious what it took to make a high end fly rod.

I don't support the big box stores. I do all my fly gear shopping at my local fly shop. The places like Costco and Walmart are to far away for me to shop. I only go when I need something the local stores don't have.

Several of your replies led me to believe you could care less about this or about sage, maybe I read them wrong, if so I apologize.....because of sage and a few other high end rod making companies is why you get decent quality cheap ass fly rods.....(IMHO)
 

Anil

Active Member
This is not what I asked for. You skirted around what I asked about. I was just curious what it took to make a high end fly rod.

I don't support the big box stores. I do all my fly gear shopping at my local fly shop. The places like Costco and Walmart are to far away for me to shop. I only go when I need something the local stores don't have.
When I last toured the Sage factory, it took 17 different American workers to build EACH fly rod. They of course employ many more, but each fly rod had to have that many different workers do something different to it before it left the factory. This was just manufacturing, not distribution or sales. That is one of the reasons they cost what they do.
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
When I last toured the Sage factory, it took 17 different American workers to build EACH fly rod. They of course employ many more, but each fly rod had to have that many different workers do something different to it before it left the factory. This was just manufacturing, not distribution or sales. That is one of the reasons they cost what they do.
Thank you. No wonder they cost so much. American workers don't come cheap.

I'm not against any rod manufactures. I usually buy what my wallet can stand. I'm retired and on a fixed income. So spending big bucks for any rod is out the window. What I do have I use the hell out of. And I'm happy with what I use. I have a GLoomis and a Sage. While they are not the top of the line they do what I ask of them. So I'm still happy. I traded for the Sage and the GLoomis I bought when I was working.

Happy as a clam here in Montana.
 
I love my Sage One, I bought it from a local flyshop for full price. I saw these in Spokane in April:


My Dad and I bought all 3 they had (some family members getting good xmas gifts this year), the guy at the counter had no idea where they came from or how they got them.
 

Dipnet

The wanted posters say Tim Hartman
I love my Sage One, I bought it from a local flyshop for full price. I saw these in Spokane in April:


My Dad and I bought all 3 they had (some family members getting good xmas gifts this year), the guy at the counter had no idea where they came from or how they got them.

Yeah, and he probably said, "Sage? Isn't that some sorta spice or something???"
 

Dipnet

The wanted posters say Tim Hartman
"Sage One? Oh yeah, that's a single worm rod!"

"But don't you wanna get into this Two series rod made by Zebco??"

;)