SAGE Fly ReelsThe engineers that believe in building the best rods on earth, also design these fly reels. Most are built with an aluminum alloy that is cold forged which provides amazing strength to both the reel body and the spool. Their drag systems are a carbon fiber material that does not break down under even the most extreme tension. Our staff has toured the facility and found their testing to be amazing. They actually hook their reels up to a machine that simulates a fast running fish... for days! The drag components will be glowing hot and they don't fail. The guys that build these are design gurus and the tolerances of which they are machined to are among the best in the industry. Anglers will find these Sage reels to perform well in saltwater or freshwater for trout, steelhead, bonefish, tarpon, permit, salmon, and more.