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Sage Motive Fly Rods



Your game just got saltier! Medium-Fast Salt Action.

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sage motive fly rods
MOTIVE saltwater fly rods from Sage are ideal for seasoned saltwater fans looking to complement their rod arsenal, and fly fishers new to the salt who want to experience the many hard-fighting species without breaking the bank. Constructed of time-proven materials and embodying Sage’s immense saltwater experience, the MOTIVE features a powerful but smooth fast action that loads quickly to deliver heavy saltwater flies with the accuracy the sport demands. Light and responsive, you feel connected to your line for ultimate control over a full day of enjoyable casting. Yep, it’s safe to say the salt has attracted another convert.

* Graphite IIIe technology
* Medium-fast action
* Bluefin Blue blank color
* Blue thread wraps with Royal Blue and Black trim wraps
* Oversized ceramic stripper guides
* Oversized hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
* Black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat with hook keeper
* Full-wells cork handle
* Blue Steel ballistic nylon rod tube with divided liner

All models of the Sage Motive Fly Rods featured here:
690-4 MOTIVE 9'0" 6wt 3 3/4 oz
790-4 MOTIVE 9'0" 7wt 3 7/8 oz
890-4 MOTIVE 9' 0" 8wt 4 oz
990-4 MOTIVE 9' 0" 9wt4 7/16 oz
1090-4 MOTIVE 9' 0" 10wt  4 7/8 oz
1190-4 MOTIVE 9' 0" 11wt  5 1/4 oz
1290-4 MOTIVE 9' 0" 12wt  5 5/16 oz

* Please remember, if you decide to "Make this an Outfit".....simply purchase a reel and a line and tell us which hand your retrieve the reel with. We'll load up the reel properly and the backing will be on us! Click the "Outfit" tab above for more details.

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Make it an Outfit!

It's simple! Buy a Rod, Reel and Fly Line on our online store. Then, when you check out....simply write in the "Order Notes" section- Make it an Outfit!

We'll load up the appropriate amount and size of backing and the line on the reel for you (no need to buy backing)..... the backing and proper rigging is on the house and of course the shipping is FREE!!

That's right, buy a combo of a fly rod, fly reel and fly line...and we'll put it together for you!


Important Details

* Fly Line Backing comes in 20lb and 30lb test. It also comes in white, chartreuse and orange colors. Please specify if you have a particular need or want....if not specified, we will put on what we feel is appropriate for the outfit.

* Please specify whether you are right or left hand retrieve so that we can set-up and load the reel properly- put this in the "Order Notes" as well.

* Feel free to call us or e-mail us with any questions as we will also do the same if we have any for you.


We are passionate about putting together the Fly Rod and Reel Outfit of your dreams and have just made it easier than ever!


  1. Pick a Fly Rod HERE
  2. Pick any Fly Reel HERE
  3. Pick any Fly Line HERE
  4. Write in the "Order Notes" to "Make it an Outfit" and be sure to tell us whether you reel with your right or left hand
  5. Call us or e-mail if you have any questions or specific rigging requests

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