Sage is well known for creating some of the world’s finest fly rods. In 2001 they began work on reels designed to match that level of perfection. These reels would be built around an innovative new drag technology called the “Sealed Carbon System” or SCS. This extremely lightweight, easy to use and maintenance free drag system came about through decades of worldwide fly fishing experience fused with innovative aerospace engineering and cutting edge materials.
SCS is a fully sealed system using precision-engineered carbon and stainless steel components to create silky smooth resistance while efficiently dissipating heat. It does all this with a minimum of weight, allowing fishermen more line feel and the ability to make more casts without fatigue.
Perhaps best of all, this sealed system is impervious to water, sand and grit, requiring no maintenance beyond simple rinsing. Sage SCS is used in the fully encapsulated "Cassette" (9-washer) drag used in all Sage Evoke Series reels. While its advantages are easy enough to appreciate over the glass case in a fly shop, they become completely game changing while fishing, helping anglers fish longer, cast better, and ultimately bring more fish to hand.
Featuring a unique modified full frame with exposed dual palming rim, the EVOKE lets you add fingertip or palm pressure from either side of the reel as you feel exactly how much it will take to turn that fish. But it’s not all up to you; the EVOKE utilizes the same proven fish-stopping carbon drag design as the Sage 6000 series, with an intuitive drag knob with detents from 1 to 39 so you have twice the finesse when tuning-in desired drag resistance.
Stainless steel dowel pins give the reel its staunch rigidity, and also help form a full frame line guard that eliminates any errant line mishaps. Plus, the pins help your fingers to index the exposed palming area for applying added pressure without taking your eyes of the fish. This one looks different, fights different, and is sure to be the difference maker during your next brawl.
● Material: 6061 T6 aluminum
● Drag System: carbon fiber disc
● Backing Capacity: [Evoke 8] 200 yards / 20 lb, [Evoke 10] 200 yards / 30 lb
● Diameter: [Evoke 8] 3.9 in, [Evoke 10] 4.3 in
● Fly Line Weight: 7 / 8 wt, 9 / 10 wt