have a sage rod you want to identify?

If you need a general guide to identifying your older Sage rod that a look at this list…

Year Model Description

1980
GFL Stood for Graphite Fly Rod. Used alone and in conjunction with other model names for years. Not really considered a model name.

1982
RP Reserve Power for long Casts Graphite II

1982
LL Traditional Action 2-5 Weight (LL=Light line) Graphite II

1983
MA Medium Action Entry level unsanded grey rod with simple hardware

1985
RPL or Graphite III RPL Reserve Performance Light

1985
LL Graphite III LL

1986
RPLX Saltwater 8-12 Weight

1986
DS Discovery Series – Moderate Action Replaced the RP

1986
TH? Double Handed ?

1994
SP Generation IV Graphite with Durascrim

1995
SP+ Generation IV Graphite with Durascrim

1995
RPL+ Faster than the RPL. Would be considered moderately fast by todays standards

1997
VPS Replacement for the RPL Back to Gen III

1997
VPSL Replacement for the LL Gen III with lesser components

1997
SPL “Best of show” new rods*Gen III

1997
RPLxi Revised and improved saltwater*Gen III

1998
DS2 Lower Price point Graphite II or Graphite III Not even close to sure about the year

1999
XP Lighter narrower tapered Fast Action Gen IIIe

2002
SLT Medium Fast Action Gen IIIe

2002
TCR Ultra fast action for experianced Casters

2003
LE Entry Price Point Rod

2004
Xi2 New Saltwater rod was first with new generation 5 (G5) Technology

2005
TXL Near weightless for light lines G5

2005
Fli Entry Level Fast Action taper with maximum power transfer G5

2005
Launch Entry Level smoth progressive power curve and very high strength to weight ratio*G5

2006
VT2 Mid price point upgrade to long running VPS

2007
Z-Axis Ultimate Fast Action Rod coupled with trmendous feel (2 piece, 4 piece,
Spey and Switch

2008
BASS Finally released after years of development and even showed up on magazine covers with Snook, Baby Tarpon and Pike

2008
ZXL Medum action Cousin to the Z-Axis in weights 3-6

2009
TCX Replacement for TCR but fitting a wider range of castins styles (kryptonite green)

Current ONE Flagship “all-around” rod Fast Action

Current VXP Ultra high speed line and slender shaft begginer to experianced

Current Flight Great features and a great price

Current Vantage Medium Fast value rod

Current TXL-F Light Line Ultra lightweight

Current ZXL Easy and Relaxed like the classic action rods

Current Xi3 Salt Water Replacement for Xi2

Current 99 Nymph angler 9’9″ with unique taper to make open loops

Current BASS II Upgrraded for faster line speeds for big flies still good for Bass, Snook, or Tarpon, Pike and Musky

Current ESN Designed for european lirect line nymphing with multiple flies