You can think of Sage’s Sense series as the additional sixth sense that you often need when utilizing European Nymphing tactics. A rod designed specifically for Euro Nymphing and those who hold this tactic dear, the Sense is a new addition to Sage’s family and it’s a rod that increases sensitivity and ensures your sense of feel is always top tier. The Sense has a Euro Nymphing specific action that combines a soft tip to enhance precision and handle light tippets that then transitions into a more stout butt that makes for solid hooksets, reliable control over fish, and a reduction of “bounce.” Coming in just under $600, Sage’s Sense is made in Bainbridge Island, Washington and allows you to dial in your Euro Nymphing approach without breaking into a higher price point, and although this isn’t a thousand dollar rod, you’re sure to be impressed with its classic Sage craftsmanship and top notch componentry.
Generation 5 Technology - Sage focuses their Sense collection around a high level of responsiveness with a super lightweight feel that doesn’t sacrifice strength. This is a perfect construction for Euro Nymphing techniques because it provides a direct level of connection that allows you to feel every rock or mouth on the bottom of the water. Made with a proprietary graphite hoop that’s combined with minimal glass scrim, the Sense is an elegant and effective tool that’s built in a Stealth Grey color with black primary blanks so that you blend in and look good doing so. The Sense is made in 10’ lengths in 3 and 4 weight models, and the 3 weight also comes in a 10’6” version should you want to go a little longer.
Fuji Ceramic Stripping Guides - Sage outfits their Sense series with a Fuji ceramic stripping guide. A high-quality choice in stripping guides, Fuji Ceramic guides allow line to shoot without friction while providing durability that lasts a lifetime, and Sage positions this guide in just the right spot to optimize your Euro approach.
Hard chromed snake guides - Sage’s Sense rods have hard chrome single-foot snake guides. A practical and time-tested choice, these guides are durable and offer smooth casting.
Matte black anodized aluminum down-locking reel seat - Sage’s Sense series is made with a classy matte black anodized aluminum reel seat. Not only does this reel seat look phenomenal, but it’s also quite durable and can stand up to the occasional drop when scurrying down a stream bank. Sage finishes things off with a down-locking reel seat that keeps your reel secure no matter how big the fish on the end of your line
Black nylon rod tube with Sage embroidered logo - To keep your Sense rod safe and sound whether you’re driving on a dirt road or flying into a busy terminal, Sage provides a black nylon rod tube that’s equipped with a divided liner and outfitted with a classic Sage logo.
The Sage Warranty - As of April 2021, Sage’s Sense family is covered by a lifetime warranty to the original owner. This warranty covers defects in materials or workmanship but does not cover damages such as theft, missing rod sections, intentional breakage, or modifications and customizations. Sage charges a $75 processing fee for any warranty processes.