• Models: 5119-4
• Sections: Four
• Weight: 5 1/4 oz. (5119) to 5 7/8 oz. (8119)
• Handle: Updated grips built from premium cork
• Reel Seat: Uplocking, Clear Anodized, Fully Machined Aluminum
• Action: Very Fast
• Retail Cost: $840-$855
Sage TCX Switch Rods are here.
April 4, 2011 (San Francisco, CA):
What do you get when you
combine the world’s best casting fly rod technology with the fastest
growing style of fly rod? You get a Sage TCX Switch fly rod: amazing
performance and a pocket full of fishing options.
The Right Stuff:
Sage fly rods are known around the world as
the benchmark of quality and performance. Within their stable of fly
rods lives the fabled Sage TCX Series. This series was built to
provide the ultimate in casting performance and efficiency. Leveraging
Sage’s Generation 5 technology, the craftsmen at Sage were able to make
a fly rod that was not only lighter and more resilient than competing
rods, but also brings a smile to any skilled caster’s face. Now this
same technology is available from Sage in four very useful switch
Sage TCX Switch Rods: the ultimate “do it all” performance fly rods are now available.
Read the full Sage TCX Switch Rods press release
As quickly becomes clear to anyone who has cast a lot of fly rods, the
Sage TCX Series rods are quite clearly among the most powerful ever
built. These kryptonite-colored blanks are incredibly light on the
scale and feature tapers that make them feel even lighter in hand
Leveraging much-touted G5 Technology, Sage's proprietary blank
construction method which produces stronger, lighter weight rods that
deliver amazing casting accuracy and fishing precision, TCX rods are the most impressive series from Sage in years.
The new TCX Switch Rods bring the high performance attributes of the
TCX single hand and spey rods to the switch category. In line weights
five through eight, the TCX Switch Series has something for every
trout, steelhead, or salmon angler.
The 5119-4 and 6119-4 make useful nymphing tools
larger trout or half-pound steelhead, through they really excel when
swinging traditional wet flies or soft-hackles on Scandinavian line
The 7119-4 and 8119-4 also sing
when rigged with Scandi
heads, though they shine when fitted with Skagit heads for sinktip
fishing. Immensely capable, these rods have the reserve power you need
when fishing cold, gritty, high flows with larger, heavy flies and fast-sinking tips.
Pro Review - Leland's Matt mj Jones
What's the word...
TCX is the latest super-star rod series from Sage, and the TCX Switch Rods
represent Sage's commitment to providing high-performance tools
for the emerging switch category.
We fished the 5119-4
and 6119-4 TCX Switch Rods
on Colorado's Blue
River in September, swinging and nymphing for brown trout. We used the
new Rio Switch line
, which provides outstanding drift control with its
longer belly and long rear taper. Impressive performance all around.
Fish were caught.
We fished the 7119-4
and 8119-4 TCX Switch Rods
on Oregon's Upper
Rogue in March. We fished Intruders and T-14 on Skagits and were not
disappointed. Except that we got skunked. The rods, for their part,
have come about as an answer to those anglers looking for a
rod that can fulfill several functional niches at once. While at Leland
we use switches primarily for swinging flies on small and mid-size
steelhead rivers, we've also used them for two-hand overhead casting in
the surf and nymphing for both trout and steelhead.
Fit and Finish...
These light, fast, super strong blanks are fitted with premium two hand
grips and fully machine clear anodized reel seats. Chrome plated light
wire snakes and stripping guides are secured to the blank with clear
thread wraps. Inside the powder green rod tube, you'll find an
all-cotton black rod sock to cradle each rod section. Overall, these
rods look as great as they cast.
Reliability and Durability...
Having been one of the premiere rodmaking houses in the world for a few
decades now, Sage needs no introduction. Series after series have
proved their mettle, and Sage has always stood behind their product in
the event of accidental breakage.
An immensely versatile and high-performing series of rods, especially the 7wt TCX Switch Rod
. Every model has an even flex from tip to butt, ideal for two handed casting. Most anglers will find them more generous and responsive than the TCX Single Hand Rods
At over eight hundred dollars each, these rods are only available to anglers who are sure they know what they want.
Another incredible fishing tool from Sage, sure to open up new opportunities for successful fishing, and all the fun that entails.
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