Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Sage SFL 580 S glass rod

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Petaluma
    Posts
    127

    Default Sage SFL 580 S glass rod

    Are the Sage SFL 580 s glass rods attracting much interest from collectors these days? I know the SFL 476 model has a following, but I havent seen much on the 580 in terms of how they fish and what they currently sell for.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Sebastian, FL, USA, Earth
    Posts
    22,054

    Default

    That rod would be perfect for those who prefer to 'walk and wade' small to medium trout streams with dry flies.

    __________________________________________

    Sage S-Glass fly rods

    Model Number Length/ No. of Sections Line Weight

    SFL476 7 foot, 2 piece 4/5

    SFL580 8 foot, 2 piece 5/6 Muscular! It makes distance casting fun (Tom)

    SFL686 8 foot, 2 piece 6/7

    SFL789 8' 9", 2 piece 7/8

    SFL990 9 foot, 2 piece 9

    SFL1290 9 foot, 2 piece 12 (possibly only sold as a blank)

    SFS679-3 7' 9", 3 piece 6/7
    Bill Kiene (Boca Grande)

    567 Barber Street
    Sebastian, Florida 32958

    Fly Fishing Travel Consultant
    Certified FFF Casting Instructor

    Email: billkiene63@gmail.com
    Cell: 530/753-5267
    Web: www.billkiene.com

    Contact me for any reason........
    ______________________________________

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    The OV
    Posts
    422

    Default

    Are those the rods Sage made back in the late ‘70’s? I think the first Sage I ever cast - ever saw, in fact - may have been that 8’ 5/6. Sweet rod, even for a beginning fly fisher, but way out of my teenage golf course grounds crew income range. Would love to try casting one of those again and see if I still feel the same way about them.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Sutter Co and the KMP
    Posts
    273

    Default

    One recently sold (Oct 10) on Ebay without the rod tube but with the rod sock for $610. It was a factory rod in new condition (bright cork, no line scuff around the snakefoots) with original store price tag on the rod ($84) secured with a zip tie. Multiple bidders and 24 total bids.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    The OV
    Posts
    422

    Default

    Wow - guess I’m not the only one that remembers those as great rods…. Like finding that ‘67 GTO that sat in a barn since 1973. I suppose the financial guys would call that a 12.5 % annual ROI? I’m 58, and 40+ years later that rod is still a little over my budget.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Sebastian, FL, USA, Earth
    Posts
    22,054

    Default

    My uncle, Tom Anderson, who worked for Blomberg Window Systems had the first Pontiac GTO in Sacramento in 1964.

    Our own buddy, Jon Knapp of Davis has had several GTOs.
    Bill Kiene (Boca Grande)

    567 Barber Street
    Sebastian, Florida 32958

    Fly Fishing Travel Consultant
    Certified FFF Casting Instructor

    Email: billkiene63@gmail.com
    Cell: 530/753-5267
    Web: www.billkiene.com

    Contact me for any reason........
    ______________________________________

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •