Sage has produced an exciting solution to the common fly fishing travel problem: rod tubes.
In their press release today, Sage revealed three tubes of different sizes (allowing multiple rods in one tube). Surely this has been offered before (to some degree) in cheap, plastic versions, but there are many differences as well as benefits. According to Sage:
“Made using an aluminum extrusion process, the unique and proprietary design incorporates alternating convex and concave curves, which not only looks sophisticated but also adds new dimensions of strength. Its distinctive octagonal shape also keeps the tube stable on smooth surfaces. Other features include oversized, rubberized end caps which help prevent scratches and dents and a bottom cap with a custom ID area to write crucial contact information in case of loss. The quarter-turn tenon style cap clicks shut to form a tight seal to keep dust, water and grit out of the tube. Each of these features ensures that rods will be protected no matter the abuse.”
This is indeed an exciting development for traveling anglers. To read more and also see additional pictures, please click here.