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Sage Salt HD 16-weight 8' 6 " 4-piece fly rod Ext Fighting Butt


Sage Salt HD Fly Rods

From calm flats to open seas, Saltwater opportunities differ dramatically. Put your best foot forward in high stakes fishing with the Sage SALT HD. These rods empower anglers to make quick shots and even quicker second shots. Including KonneticHD Technology, the SALT HD puts situational tools in hand to increase your odds of converting your angling dreams into lasting memories.

  • Konnetic HD Technology
  • Oversized Fuji ceramic stripper guides
  • Oversized hard chromed snake guides
  • Integrated hidden hook keeper in reel seat
  • Super Plus full-wells cork handle
  • Electric Blue powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion
  • Sage Salt HD 1686-4

    Length: 8' 6"
    Line: 16
    Weight (oz.):~6.63 oz.
    Tube Size:~30"
    Action: Fast
    Pieces: 4

    Angler's Lane Combos - Comparison of Fly Reels

    Platinum Level - Saltwater 12-16 wts Strength

    Sage Spectrum Max

    Sage Spectrum Max
    • SCS Drag with One Revolution Drag Knob
    • Drag settings is numbered for easy repeat of best performance
    • Large arbor for fast line pick-up; Concave, ported arbor for greater strength and capacity
    • Ergonomic handle
    • Quick-change spool mechanism
    • Easy conversion from left- to right-hand retrieve
    • Neoprene and embroidered ballistic nylon reel case
    • Fully machined 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum
    • Cold forged and tempered for superior strength and rigidity
    • Hard anodized for surface protection and corrosion resistance

    Angler's Lane Commentary:
    Very Smooth reel. Lightweight yet sturdy. Can handle any freshwater applications, and the vast majority of saltwater (11 weight rods and under). Korean made.


    Lamson Cobalt

    Lamson Cobalt
    • Fixed spindle format ensures complete sealing
    • Drag is certified waterproof to 100 feet by an independent test laboratory
    • Full range of torque in half-pound click-stop increments
    • Conical drag system rotates on high-precision ABEC 5 ceramic ball bearings
    • Proprietary high-temperature graphite alloy to create 12+ pounds of line out torque
    • Self-lubricating O-rings protect every point of ingress
    • Increments etched into drag knob for visual reference
    • Ultra hard Coating for enhanced protection against saltwater
    • Dual-axis machined frame dramatically strengthens side that bears most load for enhanced strength

    Angler's Lane Commentary:
    Outstanding reel for the most taxing, line-ripping saltwater species. A true big-game powerhouse. If you want the most durable Saltwater reel and are less concerned about weight, this is the guide's pick.

    Lamson Litespeed Marine

    Lamson Litespeed M (Marine)
    • Equipped with Cobalt hybrid drag system capable of handling any saltwater species
    • Large heat-wicking conical surfaces
    • CNC machined with material distributed artfully along critical load paths, stable and strong, yet light
    • Holds an IPX8 waterproof rating to 100 ft.
    • Super Arbor Format
    • Lightest weight in class
    • Space frame construction; Exceptional Strength-to-Weight Ratio
    • Indexing click drag knob
    • IPX8 Certified Waterproof

    • Angler's Lane Commentary:
      Lamson ranks as a consistent innovator of fly reels. The Litespeed M (M for Marine) combines an awesome drag with stopping power in a frame which is light yet durable. Test for yourself why this reel receives our top rating. If you want the most durable Saltwater reel and prefer a lighter weight than the Cobalt or most saltwater reels, the Litespeed M is our guide's pick.