Sage Maverick

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Its out now...

 

jasmillo

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I’d be interested in casting one. I (think) I need another 6 weight...:). I always look for choices with Sage first since they are located 6 minutes from my front door.

To be frank, it sounds like a rebranded One which is not a bad thing in my book.

One other thing I’ll say; for a company based on an island in Puget Sound, they really don’t draw a lot of attention the saltwater opportunities in the area or the fragile state of our fisheries. It would be nice if their hyperbolic sales pitch for the rod described chasing SRC in the sound in winter or coho...or lingcod. Have some hometown pride. Sage is one of the biggest name in the industry. I think they could sell a some rods doing that and maybe drive some countrywide focus on the challenges the gamefish literally in their backyard are facing.

I know their employees are enjoying the resource. I certainly have run into enough of them on our beaches.
 
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JE

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I can see the merit in raising awareness of steelhead decline, conservation etc. but not sure I’d want to advertise my home waters to the masses if business is doing well.
 

Phil Fravel

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I’d be interested in casting one. I (think) I need another 6 weight...:). I always look for choices with Sage first since they are located 6 minutes from my front door.

To be frank, it sounds like a rebranded One which is not a bad thing in my book.

One other thing I’ll say; for a company based on an island in Puget Sound, they really don’t draw a lot of attention the saltwater opportunities in the area or the fragile state of our fisheries. It would be nice if their hyperbolic sales pitch for the rod described chasing SRC in the sound in winter or coho...or lingcod. Have some hometown pride. Sage is one of the biggest name in the industry. I think they could sell a some rods doing that and maybe drive some countrywide focus on the challenges the gamefish literally in their backyard are facing.

I know their employees are enjoying the resource. I certainly have run into enough of them on our beaches.
You Nailed it!!
 

jfilip85

Active Member
Does manufacturing a Konnetic rod suddenly cost them $300 less?
It seems like with their lower/mid priced rods, the reduction in cost is baked into the downgraded components, detailing (labor) and incredibly inferior cork more so than the graphite itself.

I'm sure it's a strategic marketing move as well though. How else could you convince someone that Konnetic HD is THAT much better unless it costs substantially more?
 

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