Sage introduced its newest fly rod today at the European Fishing Tackle Trade Expo in Amsterdam. I was fortunate enough to receive one of the first production models (9-foot 5-weight) about a month ago, and I have been fishing it ever since—on rivers and lakes, and with dry flies, streamers, and dry-dropper rigs (any setup where an angler must cast). I did side-by-side comparisons with my other favorite rods, including the Scott Radian, the Sage One, the Thomas & Thomas Spire, and the Orvis Helios 2. I matched it with two different reels—a Hatch Finatic 4-Plus, and a lighter Sage Click model. I fished it with three different fly lines: a RIO Perception, a Scientific Anglers Ultimate Trout, and an Airflo Bandit. I fished for trout, and landed a good number of browns and rainbows, ranging from 8 to 22 inches long.