Casting with Konnetic HD Technology

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.
The rod comes with a black rod bag with grey logo and a blue powder coated aluminium rod tube.

 

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.

 

I tested the SAGE Salt HD with WF7F RIO Single Spey and RIO Gold fly-lines and with these lines the rod felt well in balance and capable of easy and comfortable casting.
I tested the SAGE Salt HD with WF7F RIO Single Spey and RIO Gold fly-lines and with these lines the rod felt well in balance and capable of easy and comfortable casting.

 

The Konnetic HD Technology blanks have a dark squid ink colour, all rods in the Salt HD range are four piece.

 

The extra large Fuji Ceramic stripper guides and oversized hard chromed snake guides are secured with black thread wraps plus some blue trim wraps

The extra large Fuji Ceramic stripper guides and oversized hard chromed snake guides are secured with black thread wraps plus some blue trim wraps.
The extra large Fuji Ceramic stripper guides and oversized hard chromed snake guides are secured with black thread wraps plus some blue trim wraps.

 

The #7 Salt HD has a full-wells cork handle of cork in the best quality one can find.

 

The black, heavy duty, anodized, aluminium reel seat is of the up-locking type, equipped with a hidden hook keeper and the line weight is laser etched on the slide band.
The black, heavy duty, anodized, aluminium reel seat is of the up-locking type, equipped with a hidden hook keeper and the line weight is laser etched on the slide band.

 

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!

Websites: www.rudiheger.eu
www.sageflyfish.com

The extra large Fuji Ceramic stripper guides and oversized hard chromed snake guides and tip ring are secured with black thread wraps plus some blue trim wraps.

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