By John Merwin
The oysters were Rockefellered. The crab was caked. The shrimp were sautéed to perfection. That's how it was last week at the fly-fishing trade show in New Orleans, a city famous for seafood. In between bites, though, one of the coolest new things I saw was the "One" rod from Sage. Click here for Kirk Deeter's take on the "One" on the Fly Talk blog.
This company has been making high-end, high-performance fly rods for a long time. I've known Sage rod designer Jerry Siem, at least casually, for just about as long. So this year I quizzed him pretty closely on just why the world needs another $700 fly rod.