Leland on the Sage Click II Fly Fishing Reel
Lee Wulff immortalized the practice of catching large fish
on light tackle
, and Sage's new Click II Fly Reel, Line 1-2
carries the light line torch brightly into the future! This reel is beautifully machined and weighs an incredible 2 3/8 ounces
so it'll balance perfectly with the lightest trout rods out there. In addition to an ultra lightweight design, this attractive reel utilizes a durable rubber clicker for excellent sensitivity and a more traditional feel
. It's built to handle the lighter fly lines in your arsenal, so rig up your favorite triangle taper 1- or 2-weight and reel in some big trout a la Mr. Wulff! If heroically fighting an energetic rainbow on light tackle is your idea of heaven, your new Click II reel awaits.
Leland on Specifications
light line reel for big-fish-light-tackle enthusiasts
. At an unreal 2 3/8 ounces
in weight, it balances perfectly with your favorite light line fly rod. Finely machined of durable aluminum, its truly innovative design
was devised with the help of sophisticated computer software to optimize the reel's structural performance. The clicker is constructed of beefy rubber and is designed to reduce tip contact resulting in reduced wear over time. From its comfortable handle to its curved arbor design, Sage's Click II is an incredibly solid
, and attractive
- Line Weights: 1-2
- Line + Yards of Backing: DT-2-F + 75 #12
- Weight: 2 3/8 oz
- Machined Aircraft Aluminum
- Ultra lightweight construction
- Design offers excellent small rod balance
- Utilizes reversible clicker for excellent sensitivity
- Clicker adjustment knob to dial in line tension
- Wide clicker and gear teeth to minimize tip contact pressure, resulting in less wear on the clicker itself
- Curved arbor for increased backing capacity and rigidity
- Spool and frame designed to minimize weight and maximize rigidity
- Handle shaped for comfort and grip
- Bronze anodization
- Protective neoprene case
- Design: the perfect lightweight reel, specially designed to balance with the lightest trout rods on the market
Leland on the Sage 2009 Reel Program
, known as the top producer of world class fly rods
, has made a serious push in fly reel design and manufacturing for the 2009 season. With an impressive line of 6 different reel series
, fly anglers now have access to a fantastic selection of reels in all fishing categories and at all price points. With race car designs
heavy duty drag systems, and durable, yet lightweight frames and spools
across the board, Sage has perfected the high performance fly reel.
Sage's Research and Development team is second to none
and their razor's edge in-house testing facility gives these
accomplished engineers the freedom to play with myriad designs
throughout the development process. Prior to production, a reel design
is built, tested, re-tested, and tested again ... on highly sophisticated computer software programs
to streamline the process and optimize materials science and strength to performance ratios.
The 2009 Reel Program from Sage was centered on a tenacious desire
develop and deliver reels that live up to the Sage rod legacy. The new
series of Sage Reels consists of a whopping 24 models, all designed with innovation and solid reliability
in mind. These reels have been tested hard both in the R&D lab by
Sage's own Materials Scientists and Engineers and in the field by
hard-working professional fly fishing guides.
The result is a cohesive group of top notch fly fishing reels
to fit any anger's need.
Whether it's the sweet outgoing click of a relatively simple yet robust Click Series
for your favorite Sierra trout rod or a the tight repeatability of the monster sealed graphite drag on a 6000 Series
for your Florida Keys tarpon outfit, Sage fly reels comfortably exceed the demands modern anglers put on their gear.
Leland on the Sage Click II Fly Reel, Line 1-2
There's something to be said for chasing large trout on light tackle
. It's magical. It's challenging. It's dramatic. It's exhausting. It's fun. But for some hardcore fly anglers it's an obsession
A Leland, we know our share of customers and friends who love to head to their favorite rivers with light tackle -- knowing the size of the fish they're after will push their gear to the limits
. We admire these thrill seekers, and love the stories they bring back into the shop.
Sage's new Click II Fly Reel, Line 1-2 balances stunningly with light line trout rods and is durable enough to survive a fight with the biggest and most energetic trout in your favorite river. With beautiful and precise machining
, a hard-as-nails bronze anodized finish
, and a hard rubber clicker, this smart reel is bound to be a classic. At just 2 3/8 ounces
in weight it is extremely light and won't weigh you down when you're playing that big brown from across the bank. So slip this little beauty in its specially designed neoprene protective case! It's time to take on the big ones!
Leland on Sage
Sage has been as committed to performance
and innovation as any fly rod manufacturer in the world. Their
dedication to research and development has produced some of the finest
fly fishing rods ever conceived. Models like the XP and RPLX helped
put Sage in a class reserved for only the best manufacturers. And many
argue models like the Xi2 and the Z-Axis
have sent more than a few companies scurrying to catch up.
under the guise of company founder Don Green, has been pushing the
envelope with state of the art materials from the moment the company opened it's doors in 1980
Sage was the first company to incorporate the use of IM6 (Graphite II)
graphite in their fly rods. Through out the years Sage's use of
graphite evolved, from graphite II and then to graphite III, and
finally graphite IV. Today, all their high-end rods contain Graphite
IIIe, a blend of both graphite III and IV. To date, graphite IIIe has
the highest strength to weight ratio on the market. From the outset,
the company's goal
has been to create rods that generate high line speeds
As thousands of Sage owners will attest, the design of their rods
enables the fisherman to have extraordinary line control. Casting a
Sage fly rod means placing your fly where you want it, not where you
hope it goes.
Sage brought in Jerry Siem
to take over rod development and design. Siem, a Minnesota native, has
been responsible for the development of the XP, SLT and Xi2. These fly
rods quickly found themselves on rivers, streams, and flats all over
the world. They are characterized as exceptional casting rods
that allow both the novice and the expert to enjoy them tremendously.
With the advent of the TCR in 2003, then Xi2 in 2004 and now the
Z-Axis, Jerry has raised the bar for what is known as "fast action
rods". Sage has nine separate rod lines (excluding their impressive
Spey rods), encompassing the spectrum of applications
Located on Bainbridge Island, Washington
. Sage was once a company composed of less than ten people, and has now grown to over 130 employees
All of the rods in the Sage line are manufactured under the same roof.
On average, it takes thirty-five days and over one hundred separate
hand steps to produce a single rod. All Sage fly rods come with an unconditional lifetime warranty
Sage on Click Series Fly Reels
Ah, the beauty of simplicity. Our ultra-light Click Series reels represent the ideal combination of modern design and straightforward function for times with a drag system is just unnecessary weight. Based on the popular 3000 Click Series, Click reels feature a smooth new gear and clicker system to cushion delicate tippets and prevent overruns. Minimalists everywhere will appreciate the stealthy anti-glare bronze finish and clean lines.
Sage on Sage
It all began over 20 years ago on a little island nestled in the shadow of the Olympic Mountains...
Founded in 1980
by legendary rod designer Don Green, Sage was created with one idea in
mind - to build the world's finest performance fly rods. Using
world-class materials and years of experience gained while working with
Fenwick and Grizzly rod companies, Don revolutionized the fly fishing
When Sage started business on Bainbridge Island it was first known as Winslow Rod Company,
and although the name quickly changed to Sage, the location on
Bainbridge Island is still the same even today. Originally it had six
employees and about 1,500 square feet of manufacturing space. Today it
has grown to 130 employees working in a 30,000 square foot space.
At Sage, every piece of angling equipment we make is designed, tested and hand built with one goal in mind: Maximum fishability.
It's a term we came up with a few years back to describe the kind of
performance that helps you cast better, fish more effectively and have
more fun. In short, every Sage rod, reel and line is specifically
designed to help you make the most of your precious time on the water.
When you purchase something with the Sage name on it, you get a lot more than just a great product. You get access to the finest customer service
in the industry, including our famously fast turnaround on warranty
repairs, real person-to-person phone support on the Sage Techline and a
worldwide network of the best dealers in the business. Whether you're
just getting started or you're a seasoned pro, we're here to help.
we say Sage products are made by and for anglers, we're not kidding.
From Team Sage and our Sage Advisory Staff to our industry-leading
guide program and active support of numerous angling and conservation
organizations, we feel fortunate to work and fish with some of the
finest people around. Welcome to the community-it's a good one, and we're extremely proud to be a part of it.
Sage on Fly Fishing
Remember when you got so excited you couldn’t sleep the night before fishing? Or how your hands shook with anticipation trying to rig up? Or the hopes held in a morning’s thrilling first cast?
Of course, after a lifetime of fishing, it’s awfully easy to become jaded. Tales of huge fish in exotic destinations
are a long way from the kid who, fearing he’d sleep past dawn, lay on
his back in the tent, holding tennis shoes above his face. In the
unlikely event he should actually drift off, the shoes would bounce off
his head to wake him. And that was just to catch first light at the
local bluegill pond.
In the soul of every angler
lives the kind of fun we felt as kids. It’s what keeps our love for
fishing alive. A psychologist might say we’re harboring some kind of
Peter Pan complex, but for us, it’s what fly fishing is really all
about. It might also explain why people are always asking anglers when
they plan to “grow up.”
We feel the same kind of excitement
about introducing our new Z-Axis rods. We knew it wouldn’t be easy to
replace our much-loved XP line, but after spending the last three years
in deep R&D, we are positively giddy about these rods. When the
people who work here start fighting over who gets to fish the
prototypes, well, you know you’re on to something.
We’d also like to introduce you to J.D. Love and Brian Horsley, who provide the kind of on-the-water-every-day input that’s essential to creating rods with maximum fishability.
J.D. and Brian are “serious” anglers, but even after decades of
guiding, both retain a kid’s excitement about fishing. Our kind of
people. Whether you last felt the anticipation that leads to sleepless
nights and shaking hands a week ago or a lifetime ago, may you
experience it again in the upcoming season. When are we going to grow
up...Hopefully never. See you out there."