So unbeknownst to us at the shop, John has been fishing the soon-to-drop Sage X fly rod for the past 3 weeks over on the Rio Grande River. Sneaky, sneaky.
Well now that the crew is back, we are have had our first look at the X here in the shop and have even given it a few casts. I also got the Sage X out on lunch for a quick Animas session. 2 thoughts:
If you are fishing the Animas midday, walk the banks. Keep a sharp eye out and you might be rewarded with a sighting of actively feeding fish. These feeding fish will probably eat anything that is well presented. Big dry flies included. If you can’t find fish midday, you will have to nymph. Otherwise, good hatches of PMDs in the mornings and Caddis in the evenings are making for solid fishing.
The Sage X Gon’ Give it to ya. We will try to get a full review out in the next few days; but this thing is living up to the hype. Light, accurate, and incredibly easy to cast (and launch line). So far I am liking it a little better than the ONE. Will it surpass the Z-Axis in awesomeness in my mind? We shall see…
Keep an eye out for a full Sage X review. In the meantime, why not enjoy DMX’s 2002 hit single, X Gon’ Give It To Ya and get amped to cast a Sage X soon.
Andy manages Duranglers Flies and Supplies online store and web content. When he is not plugging away in the basement of Duranglers, he can be found in the shop talking weird flies, throwing spey casts for few fish, eating pizza, drinking coffee, painting, and raising a family in Southwest Colorado.
His fly fishing writings have been published on blogs such as the Daily Drake and Simms Wading Room.