The SAGE Salt HD fly-rod was a recent winner at the EFTTEX trade show and it has won other prices in the USA too for good reason. Not only can you cast further with these rods, you can reach your target faster and with greater precision as well.
Text and pictures Rudy van Duijnhoven
During a recent trip to Ireland, with a daily wind force five to seven along the coast, I was able to gather some first experiences with a nine foot model for a line class #7 of the new SAGE Salt HD range. Due to its thin diameter and fast action I was still able to straighten the line against the wind or with a wind from the side and reach the distances I wanted to cover. The fly-rod has a fast action but still has a lot of ‘feel’ to it.
The Konnetic HD Technology blanks have a dark squid ink colour, all rods in the Salt HD range are four piece.
The #7 Salt HD has a full-wells cork handle of cork in the best quality one can find.
Later this month I will make a visit to the Danish peninsula of Møn again, I am looking forward to test the fighting capabilities of this rod against the large seatrout that surround the peninsula!