This is my first Sage rod and I am thrilled so far with the quality. The brown color looks really good and the dark wood reel seat is beautiful. Having the lifetime warranty to back it up is great peace of mind as well. Hopefully many fish will be caught with this rod in the years/decades to come.
If you could choose one rod for trout fishing, the 5 weight is the one. The Sage Response 5 weight is the perfect choice for casting small dries with delicate accuracy, double nymph rigs with lots of weight as well as casting streamers to the bank from a drift boat. The new Response series from Sage is light, smooth and really powerful. San Juan in December?, we're there. Specifications: