Sage 99 Series Nymph fly rods
It's no secret that nymph fishing offers the greatest productivity for catching more and larger trout and steelhead in most river systems. Today, the most popular nymphing method, by far, is a dead-drift presentation with an indicator.
The lightest of the 99s for efficient nymphing on small to medium water with smaller flies at shallow to medium depths.
#7 line for heavy duty trout and light to medium steelhead applications. Longer casts and bigger bugs.
Unfortunately, most fly rod/line combinations are ill-suited for this task. Now, at 9'9" in length, the Sage 99 Fly Rods
are the first designed specifically to meet the demands of modern roll
casting and single handed spey techniques that are all the rage with
knowledgable nymphers. Why is this? Overhead casting in these situations
requires more casting with a greater risk of mistakes, collisions, and
tangles with indicators, weights and multi-fly rigs. By employing
tensioned loop casts off the water, anglers save energy making fewer,
safer casts that are more reliable and require less open area behind the
caster. You spend more time with your fly fishing effectively. These
rods, with their powerful tips, over-sized guides and special tapers with medium fast
actions, are ideal for turning over nymph and indicators with longer
belly lines in big water and windy conditions. If you like to nymph for
larger fish, you owe it to yourself to add at least one of these Sage 99s to your rod arsenal!