R8 Core is focused on maximum versatility and applies new revolutionary R8 material technology through Sage’s forward-thinking lens of what we’re seeing out on the water – where one rod needs to show even greater range. At its core, R8 Core traces a direct lineage to Sage’s multi-application / fast action vision, one shaped by the fishing evolutions happening all around usâ€”from habitats we stalk and waters we frequent, to the flies we fish and the diversity of species we now target. Coming in a range from 3wt to 9wt, with a variety of lengths from 8’6″ to 10’0″, there’s sure to be a model to fit the core needs of every freshwater angler. The 5 and 6 weights are very powerful trout rods, able to cast large, heavy and wind-resistant flies long distances or into heavy winds. Great for big river trout fishing and smallmouth bass. Available in a beautiful Silver Pine color. At Beartooth Flyfishing we can customize your R8 custom build with beautiful components such as custom hand formed Burled Cork or Burled Wood Grips. Burled Wood Reelseats, and Fighting Butts are also available. Please contact us with any questions about components and options available.