BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WASH. (June 11, 2015) – Sage Manufacturing unveils the PULSE rod family. From freshwater to the salt, single-hand, switch, or Spey, there’s a rod in the PULSE family for every application. Award winning Graphite IIIe technology ensures power and durability, providing fast action performance and a connected feel. Designed and handcrafted in the US, the PULSE is finished with attention to detail.
“We’ve fished these rods all over the globe to ensure anglers get the most power and durability out of a handcrafted, fast action rod made here on Bainbridge Island, USA,” comments Jerry Siem, Sage chief rod designer. “The PULSE are finished with custom-designed componentry and eye-catching cosmetics at an unbeatable price.”
The PULSE features a lichen blank with olive thread wraps and black trim wraps. Hard chromed snake guides and tip-top combine with the Fuji ceramic stripper guide to complete the blank. Both freshwater and saltwater models use a gloss black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat that sits under the snub-nose, half-wells cork handle. The freshwater models have a rosewood insert and the saltwater models are finished with a fighting butt. Each model comes in a black nylon rod tube with divided liner. The PULSE will be available in August 2015 for a retail price of $450 for the single-hand models, $550 for the switch and $650 for the Spey models.
Founded in 1980, Sage was created with one idea in mind—to build the world’s finest performance fly rods. From the start, Sage has maintained that singular focus on delivering the finest performance fly fishing rods, reels, and equipment to the avid angler. We are a company of passionate anglers and craftsmen, continually seeking performance advantages through new materials, designs, and engagement with the fly fishing community. We fly fish. You can feel our passion for fly fishing in everything we do. For more information, please visit www.sageflyfish.com Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and Vimeo.
“Handcrafted in the USA.” Does that mean made in the USA, from tip to butt cap? Is the blank made in the USA.