View Full Version : Sage FLI Fly rod...Good or Bad?

12-11-2008, 08:46 PM
Is the Sage FLI fly rod any good, or is it just "alright"? I am trying to find a good quality fly rod by Sage for a good price.

Thanks THFF


12-11-2008, 09:19 PM
Can't comment on the rod as I've never cast one. I do believe Sage discontinued the FLi series this year. I think new line in that slot is something like Flight (may be spelled differently but I think that's it).


12-11-2008, 09:33 PM
Yeah, I did in fact see the Flight series rods, a few fly fishing manufactors carry them, and they are usually on sell. All of them are very high quality rods...so I'll just continue my quest for a good rod....

Appreciate it,


12-11-2008, 10:02 PM
some good older sage rods you might like
rpl fast action popular western river favorite
rpl + fast action may be a little faster than rpl in certain line weight
sp - the best lookin of sage rods <my 2 cents> medium action the 8 ft. 9 in. 5 pieces were all 2 tip rods still bring high prices used
sp + a faster sp
sp l lighter action
rpl LL- are known as light line rods very popular sage rods, i own 3 or 4 of these

my favorite in order 389 rpl LL, 586 LL , 490 xp ,691 xp, 490 rpl+ ,590 ,zaxis would like to try a sp+ 390 and a rpl+ 4100

12-11-2008, 10:09 PM
Will check it out, I haven't found many Sage's under $600. Appreciate the advice guys...have a good evening.


12-12-2008, 10:49 AM
I just bought a Sage FLi in a 9 weight for chasing redfish and throwing big wind resistant poppers and streamers. I made the cardinal mistake of buying without trying, but that being said I am happy with the rod. It is a rocket and will certainly do what I want it to. All of my other rods are various TFO models and I like them all. I have never cast another Sage rod so I can't compare it to other models. It is a very fast rod, the finish of the rod is not as nice as others I have seen, but it is a very capable tool for what I want.

Hope this helps.

12-12-2008, 01:05 PM
I've owned a few Sage rods now, but the 2pc 9' 5wt FLi was my first. I still have it, and it's been a pretty good rod. The action is more medium than their Z-Axis, a bit faster than say the ZXL. It's a bit heavier than the top-of-the-line Sage rods, but not too badly. I have enjoyed fishing it quite a bit.

12-13-2008, 12:00 PM
Appreciate the feedback guys. Yeah, I've never owned a Sage rod before, I've heard they put a lot of effort into making their rods.


12-13-2008, 08:55 PM
Ive got a fli 476-4 and I love it to fish in the mountians and small rivers. need one bigger for the bigger water. they are fast action rods. I would recomend and will buy another if I get one. My other rod is a 906-4 orvis T3. Both are very good quality.