Sage's new product: CIRCA - A Performance slow action rod series

gt

Active Member
#16
everyone should have a full complement of LL's as well as the super dupper RPLs. back to the past is a great thing to persue and collecting and using them is even more fun.
 

Rob Allen

Active Member
#17
Personally, I'm glad they DO have slick marketing! If the business that support our activities don't market their new products as effectively as possible, they sell fewer and the price-per-unit goes up (WAY UP!!) -- or they stop developing new products all together. Either way, we lose!
I have nothing against slick marketing.. I was just pointing out that it was in fact slick marketing, that is to say well done marketing.
And that i sincerely do hope that they have developed some good products... I may be a competitor of Sage but it is my thought is that I want us all to do well..
 

Stewart

Skunk Happens
#18
We're bombarded with slick marketing, planned obsolescence, and all kinds of bullshit meant to part you from your money. Caveat emptor.
 
#20
I just want my aging to slow down.
Lots of luck on that one, Jim. If you find the formula, I am your first customer. I could make you rich.

I have a few Sage rods. Four if IIRC. Most were purchased in the 80's and early 90's. All are very good rods and worth more than I paid for them.
I got some pretty good discounts. I guess my favorite is my 5 wt 9 foot.
But that little 2 wt is soooo much fun to cast.

That said, I doubt that I will be buying any more new ones. Would like to hear a report from someone that did, however.
 
#23
We've witnessed a return to full flex rods at the shop. Currently, our best selling rod is the Superfine Touch 7'6" 1wt. The second is a 9' 5wt Touch.

Leland.
That's really interesting. It helps that they have the coolest name in the business. (Z-axis is second and ONE is the worst)
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#24
Lots of luck on that one, Jim. If you find the formula, I am your first customer. I could make you rich.

I have a few Sage rods. Four if IIRC. Most were purchased in the 80's and early 90's. All are very good rods and worth more than I paid for them.
I got some pretty good discounts. I guess my favorite is my 5 wt 9 foot.
But that little 2 wt is soooo much fun to cast.

That said, I doubt that I will be buying any more new ones. Would like to hear a report from someone that did, however.
I feel the same. I'm set in the rods I have now. Another rod would leave what I have sitting idle. I have two sitting idle now. An 8wt and a 4wt. Just don't have the need for the 8wt.
 
#25
I feel the same. I'm set in the rods I have now. Another rod would leave what I have sitting idle. I have two sitting idle now. An 8wt and a 4wt. Just don't have the need for the 8wt.
I keep thinking I should put that 8 wt of mine on the block, but then I hear about somebody finding a steelhead with hookjaw and I am back in the game. At least in my mind. I am certain that some of these young fellows or gals could put some mileage on them, but they are like children. Each one has some memories built in.
 
#26
I'm not sure I'm good enough to tell (or know) the difference 'tween the CIRCA and a Superfine, which was next on my list. I'm sure they're nice, but at that price aren't they approaching a Tom Morgan? Maybe, but I'll wait 'till I can get a used/demo/etc.
 
#27
I'm sure they're nice, but at that price aren't they approaching a Tom Morgan? Maybe, but I'll wait 'till I can get a used/demo/etc.
A new Morgan graphite will set you back about $1,400 and a two year wait between the time you order and when you get the rod. Great folks to deal with and the rods are, well... Morgan's.

I'm intrigued by the Circa. The new Freestone rods look interesting too at the high-end.
 

miyawaki

Active Member
#28
I'm not sure I'm good enough to tell (or know) the difference 'tween the CIRCA and a Superfine, which was next on my list. I'm sure they're nice, but at that price aren't they approaching a Tom Morgan? Maybe, but I'll wait 'till I can get a used/demo/etc.
It's not often that I get to say this, but the Orvis rod is less than half the price of the Sage rod - $396.

Leland.
 

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
#29
I've been fishing my 8' old Orvis rod from 1976 (don't know what it was called...Superfine or Far & Fine...whatever) lately, and it's a dandy rod as a full flex can be. I would guess that the latest Orvis line of the Superfines are great as well.
 

bennysbuddy

the sultan of swing
#30
I can't wait to hear some reports on these new slow action rods,As i'm getting older slow action describes just about everything I do. These rods could be just the ticket for us old timers
 

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