Sage Rods :: Fli & XP Series "Our new FLi Series rods are simply great fly rods. Designed with the analysis methods we developed for G5 Technology, the FLi Series rods combine a fast-action taper with an incredibly smooth power curve. Which means you’ll be able to generate high line speed and still feel the rod loading for maximum power transfer and efficiency. The result? You’ll naturally and intuitively cast better when the pressure’s on. FLi Series rods are built with a wider-diameter, thin-walled blank construction for fast recovery and lighter weight, and feature resin-impregnated wood reel seat inserts, British made snake guides and high-grade Portuguese cork grips. Just what you’d expect from a Sage Rod." "Pick up one of our fast action XP rods and the first thing you’ll notice is the almost magical lightness in your hand. Fish an XP and, simply put, it will come alive. Designed for anglers with a quick, compact casting stroke, the XP Series rods load quickly, generate tremendous line speed and pick up large amounts of line with ease. Wind? No problem. Heavy sink-tips? Perfect. Bulky flies? Bring ‘em on. But don’t be deceived by the power—XP rods are made with Graphite IIIe, giving them exceptional sensitivity for more delicate work as well. Spend a little time with an XP, and you’ll see why the instrument of choice whenever crisp, precise line control is a must. Whether you’re sliding a #22 trico on 7X into a distant feeding lane, quick-firing hoppers a bouncing drift boat or tossing industrial-strength shooting heads to cruising XP rods are the standard by which all other fast-action fly rods are judged.."