This gun comes with a curved ergonomic handle designed to increase your leverage and provide a more comfortable grip. I would fish this rod with conventional lines, like the Rio Gold, rather than aggressive tapers such as the SA Titan or Rio InTouch Big Nasty. Choosing your Sage Fly Rod: a Series-By-Series Comparison, 121 W. Colorado Ave PO Box 685 Telluride, CO 81435. You also get access to the Lifepro training video library. Also, we will identify a few of our favorite models to help anglers build their arsenals around cornerstone fly rods. The Sage team prefers the Rio Perception, which is true to line weight with gentle tapers. The Second look at the SAGE Pulse. Sage has never produced better fly rods, but with no less than 15 series currently in production, it is useful to understand the distinctions of each, whether you are choosing an all-around trout stick or a highly specialized rod for that once-in-a-lifetime expedition. The Sonic X sports massager has been specifically designed to boost athletic performance. Many anglers will buy an Igniter as their insurance policy against windy conditions on a destination trip.

ShapeJunkie.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. It just feels right. Additional battery packs are available for separate purchase. The Sonic X features an ergonomically designed handle that allows you to exert more pressure in the ‘X’ direction. Sage really nailed the basic action. I wish they made 7’6” 3 weights at this price that were this good when I lived in the Appalachian Mountains. LifePro is a manufacturer of rehabilitative training equipment and physical recovery products. Richard Post:  The Sonic 691-4 generates the highest line speed out of the Sonic rods that I cast. Once again, this is a high end fly rod. The “slowest action” Sage rod is the Trout LL, designed to excel in the finer techniques of presentation.

It could be a terrific 8 ½’ 5-weight without the ability to reach beyond 50 feet, but with a terrific butt section kick, this rod turns over a beautiful loop at 60-70 feet with almost no accommodation from the caster. The Sonic X features an ergonomically designed handle that allows you to exert more pressure in the ‘X’ direction. You could say the same for the SAGE Pulse. The SAGE Foundation is a fast-action rod built with the same powerful and durable Graphite IIIe technology that you find in the legendary Sage XP and the Sage Pulse. Feel connected with the Pulse in your hand. I cast it over and over from fly-in-hand to 40 feet, almost forgetting to test it longer. The login page will open in a new tab. The LifePro Pulse FX Rotating Percussion Massage Gun is marketed by LifePro as the most powerful massage gun on the market. As a result, you can penetrate more deeply into the tissue. This speaks volumes to how finely tuned these rods are, the parts perfectly married for a refined casting action. A number of rods have found their way out the front door and the clear HH Staff Choice coming into the fall leads us to believe that the Pulse may be around for awhile. And why not. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Excellent review….A recent purchase from your shop and tested on the rivers in West Michigan confirmed, sweet stick!

This is one of the easiest casting 5-weights Sage has designed in years, as intuitive as the X and much rangier than the Pulse, but much closer to the X in overall quality. The percussion speeds of the Sonic LX range from 1800 all the way up to 3400 rpm to provide the pressure that you need for every application. This massage gun is trusted and recommended by athletes, trainers, and physical therapists. Fly fishing equipment reviews, practical advice, factory tours, interviews and instruction. Granted all of them sell the rod so take it all with a grain of salt. Outstanding model:  590-4 Dart The range of products produced by LifePro includes the following: All LifePro products carry a lifetime guarantee. This is not a quality grade, but rather a relative scale of specialization. This makes it the ideal gym companion. Lighter models offer the presentation qualities required for the Henry’s Fork, Silver Creek, Delaware and Frying Pan. Richard Post: The Sonic 590-4 is a solid all around 9 foot 5 weight, more stable than the Pulse 590 and a better long casting rod than the Sonic 586-4. This device is built for on the go treatment, providing you with four hours of life from a single battery charge. The SAGE Pulse is not one of those rods made for one narrowly defined fly fishing task. From Winston or Scott, these would be considered “fast action” rods. The Sonic 590 likes both the Rio Gold and the Rio Technical Trout. You get about 3 hours of battery life with this one, depending upon the level of intensity that you use.

The third reason the Pulse is becoming a fan favorite is the number of fly lines that it will accommodate.

This is one of the easiest casting 5-weights Sage has designed in years, as intuitive as the X and much rangier than the Pulse, but much closer to the X in overall quality. Across the line weights, Sonics are powerful but light, racy but friendly, balanced in a way that makes them more fun to cast and more effective on the water.

It flexes evenly, like the most refined Scott or Winston, but with a medium-fast action. Sage continues to cover all of their rods with an Unconditional Lifetime Warranty, which really seals the deal. The buzz around this rod starts with the easy feel in hand. Igniter saltwater models feel more “explosive” than their Salt HD counterparts. The Pulse Deep Massage Gun comes with two rechargeable batteries.

In the words of longtime Sage ambassador Erik Johnson (Mountain Sports, Boulder, CO), “We immediately loved them. In the Pulse series, our favorites are the 8’6” models. It is specifically made to be whisper-quiet so that you can use it in the gym warmup area. It’s a great rod for streamers or nymphs from a boat, but for deep wading in large rivers like the Gunnison, the 697-4 will offer the advantage of reach. Touch:  On a scale of 1-10, how well does the rod respond to subtle input from the angler? The ONE, XP and Z-Axis had distinct flex points, limiting their range both short and long. Choose the Salt HD for playing heavy fish in deeper water, but for flats fishing, the Igniter will throw tighter loops with almost any saltwater fly line. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. It is a smooth casting rod that finishes very well. The Trout LL is magnificently tuned for a wide casting range, much more even flexing than any previous moderate action Sage fly rod.