Sage's METHOD fly rod series, which this year replaced its ultra-fast TCX rod series in the Sage lineup, has received some significant recognition as of late. The METHOD has generally received by fast-action rod fans as a welcome evolution from the TCX, offering all of the speed and power of its predecessor, but with a great deal more feel and accuracy. And it seems many are in agreement.
The METHOD was recently chosen as Best Saltwater fly rod by Fly Fisherman Magazine and took home top awards in the upcoming winter issue of Fly Fusion Magazine. Fly Fusion's editors noted, "A ton of heart goes into each and every issue of Fly Fusion Magazine, however, the upcoming winter issue goes above and beyond traditional effort. Within it is our most comprehensive rod review to date. Jeff Wagner, Fly Casting Field Editor for Fly Fusion and Board of Governor and Master Certified Fly Casting Instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers headed up the massive effort which included a total of three experienced fly casters. With the cameras rolling over 7,000 casts were made and the data recorded. We are excited to announce that the Sage METHOD took home the top honors by winning in all of the following categories:5 wt Accuracy & Distance, 5 wt Distance, 8 wt Accuracy & Distance and 8 wt Distance."
The METHOD series contains 12 single-hand models, available in 4-6 weights for freshwater and 6-11 weights for saltwater and 9 spey and switch models.