By Kirk Deeter
Yesterday, Sage announced the launch of a new rod series called "ONE." I have yet to see it or cast it, but based on what I've read, the "hook" for the ONE series is accuracy. And they're basing that claim on something they call "Konnetic" technology, which has to do with resin-to-carbon ratios, and the way they align the carbon fibers in the rod during manufacturing.
From Sage: "The ONE offers exceptional tracking with virtually no lateral or torsional movement, resulting in astonishing casting accuracy that is unparalleled in the marketplace. The inherent strength of Konnetic technology allows ONE rods to have a smaller diameter and are 25% lighter than comparable Sage rods. These attributes combine to provide augmented aerodynamic efficiency. Further innovations are the 70% lighter, low profile ferrules that help direct and carry energy through the rod without sacrificing strength, critical action and feel.
“The ONE rod becomes a true extension of the angler’s arm,” notes Sage Chief Rod Designer, Jerry Siem. “It offers a more fluid transmission of energy from the arm to the fly. The eye sees the cast it wants to make and is translated to the hand through the rod instantaneously.”