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HistoryCapJune 12th, 2016, 3:41 am
Meridian, Idaho

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Back in the 1990's Sage created a 0 Weight (Zero Weight or Aught Weight?) fly rod that had the reel built right into the handle. Does this ring any bells? I contacted Sage and they told me that it was called the SPL Center Axis Rod. I have looked and looked forever for this combo. I remember casting it at a place called Idaho Angler in Boise, Idaho and I've regretted not buying it ever since. After countless efforts I have come up dry. Does anyone have any leads on something along these lines?


The supreme test of a fly-fisherman is not how many fish he has caught,
not even how he has caught them, but what he has caught when he has caught no fish.

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WbranchJune 12th, 2016, 8:04 pm
York & Starlight PA

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I googled it but none came up exactly as you described. There is a #1 weight for sale on ebay but it does not have an attached reel.

Here is the rod you are referring to;
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
HistoryCapJune 14th, 2016, 1:22 pm
Meridian, Idaho

Posts: 2
That's it. I actually found a two weight up in Montana, but I've been searching for that zero weight for years.

Thanks for letting me know,

The supreme test of a fly-fisherman is not how many fish he has caught,
not even how he has caught them, but what he has caught when he has caught no fish.

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Chris2August 22nd, 2016, 8:02 pm
Posts: 1I Have a sage 0 weight center axis for sale. PM me for pricing.
TroutradJuly 17th, 2017, 1:03 am
Posts: 1I own 5 of these rods. Started with the 3 weight, and fell in love with it. Saw another come up on ebay, so picked it up...then a 3rd cuz I knew I never wanted to be without it. Then a 1 weight popped up....just HAD to have that; and couldn't do without the 5 weight either. Almost bought a zero weight but it went higher on ebay than I thought it was worth...and with a 1 weight in the stable, kinda didn't need it. I own a dozen other rods and the 3 weight splca is what I would refer to as a perfect rod, the only perfect rod I've ever cast or fished. Perfect balance, light enough to cast all day without noticing, plenty of finesse for light presentation but enough butt to play large fish. Accidentally took it to the Mo (thought I grabbed the 5 weight) and landed a 25 inch brown. Wasn't easy but it held up well. 1 weight is a dream rod for 6-12 inch smaller river/stream cutty's we have in NW montana. If you can find one on ebay...I'll likely be bidding against you. They rarely come up and those I know that own them, would never think of selling them. The SLTCA's are a fine rod too and worth picking up if they come up.
Dillarda17July 17th, 2017, 6:08 am
Annapolis, MD

Posts: 1
Hello, I have a Sage SPL line 1 (1wt) thats only been used a handful of times. Im willing to part with it if the price is right. PM me if intrested.

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