WOW!! That was our first response when handling this little gem. Incredibly light in hand and the perfect action for fishing to smaller fish with the European Nymphing Methods that are gaining popularity here in the States.
The Sage ESN 10 foot 5 weight is the true workhorse of the line-up when you are dealing with big water and wind. This rod is incredibly powerful yet retains a supple tip thanks to Sage's new Konnetic Technology graphite. Even in big water, the supple tip will transmit every little detail and not break off fish once hooked. If you are a big water angler and like to fish the European Methods, this is your rod!!
Finally a European Nymphing taper built right here in the US!!! Thanks Sage
About Sage Konnetic Technology: "Konnetic Technology combines proprietary aerospace-grade materials with innovative manufacturing methods and processes. The impossibly lighter rods built utilising this technology provide ultimate line control and accuracy due to enhanced tip-to-hand sensitivity and feedback, yet still retain Sage's renowned power and durability.
"Konnetic Technology incorporates an optimised ratio of Sage's proprietary resin to carbon fibre with our Advanced Modulus Positioning System (AMPS), a process that places the carbon materials to exacting tolerances for the greatest blank strength and efficient energy transfer throughout the shaft. "Using our High Compression Molding (HCM) process, the blank's carbon fibres are compacted for optimum density and precise alignment, simultaneously fusing the 50% lighter all-carbon fibre inner core."