A 16 weight? Are you kidding!! Hook that record billfish in Crocodile Bay, Costa Rica and you will be glad you have a 16 weight. The 8' length provides amazing fish fighting and lifting power and will cast flies the size of a mop with ease. The Sage 8' 16 weight is the only choice for those fish that have ever been or possibly will ever be caught on a fly. Specifications:
Line Weight - 16
Length - 8'
Number or pieces - 4
Weight - 6 5/8 oz.
Handle - Full Wells with fighting butt and foregrip
Reel Seat - Anodized Aluminum.
About the Sage Xi3 Rod Family:
On the flats, blue water or anywhere in between, your first shot is always the best shot. But, as experienced saltwater anglers know, sometimes that first shot means the bonefish you didn’t see until it was right here, and other times it’s an upwind bait ball way out there.
Introducing the new Xi3 Series saltwater fly rods. Through our exclusive SaltH2O Technology , Xi3 rods provide a groundbreaking level of torque and torsion resistance for superior tracking and less wasted energy at all distances. SaltH2O’s unique layer interface and proprietary resin also combine for maximum strength—even in high heat environments—and significantly less weight.
This increased strength comes in handy when you need to lean on powerful saltwater bruisers. Just as importantly, it gives you the backbone to pick up 60 or 70 feet of line on desperate second (and last) chance casts.
Our G5 construction adds improved line feel for easier, more intuitive casting, and specialized saltwater-specific components complete the package. In other words, the new Xi3 is everything you need to make that first shot count.