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Intro/Specs/Craftsmanship

There's nothing finer than fishing with a fly rod that feels super lightweight. A rod like this simply amplifies the experience and is a pure joy to fish with. When you do find one of those magical lightweight sticks, pairing it up with a quality featherweight reel is a great way to compliment it.

In terms of saving weight, one of the best reel types you can buy is one with a click-pawl drag system. There are no cork or carbon fiber materials here; nor are there any waterproof housings to protect a more complex drag assembly. The click-pawl system utilizes nothing but a "clicker" that ticks against the teeth of a gear to provide a small amount of drag resistance. While it's most widely-used in lighter applications, it's incredibly simplistic, effective, and saves noticeable weight. As the name implies, Sage CLICK fly reels utilize just such a system!

Our tiny test reel was rated for 0–2 weight lines and had the striking Bronze color option. As you may have noticed during our previous test of the Sage DART, the color matches these rods perfectly and makes for an incredibly lightweight combo. On my scale, this reel (with line/backing) affixed to that 1-weight DART rod weighed approximately 4.86 ounces as a combo—ridiculously light!

This little reel is beautifully crafted and really has an elegant quality to it. Fully machined from 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum then hard anodized, it has a very generous arbor size and tons of porting throughout. The rim of the spool also features a good-sized palming rim which is very important on a click-pawl reel since the drag tension range is so limited.

This reel wasn't lacking in build quality one bit. I didn't find any machining marks or scuffs, tolerances were tight between frame and spool, handle play was just about nil, and there were no sharp or rough edges.

Fishing/Testing

The Sage CLICK 0/1/2 stayed attached to the 1-weight DART during the entirety of its testing. This was a totally awesome little pond combo, but unfortunately fishing had slowed up noticeably in the small waters I fished. Still, I was able to find some small largemouth and cichlids to eat the similarly small flies I presented with the combo. Talk about maximizing your fun—this little setup is off the charts cool.

While click-pawl reels typically use a clicker that ticks along a small gear inside the frame, this reel has a clicker made from a special polymer that ticks along gear-like teeth inside of the spool arbor. I inquired to Sage if this design feature had any true advantages, and their reply was: "Gear teeth around the arbor helps the click system achieve torque (drag) with much less force, which reduces wear and allows the reel to maintain drag function pretty much forever."

Another unique feature of the system used here that you won't find on all click-pawl reels is that it actually has an adjustable drag dial on the back of the frame. Small in size, the dial turns 180-degrees and offers a very small degree of extra drag tension to prevent those dreaded spool overruns. Need even more? You'll need to apply that with your palm or fingertips. As expected with a click-pawl drag, line flows consistently off the spool and there's a good quality clicking sound here that will be music to the ears of any trout bum....or in my case, bass bum.

Retrieve rate with the Sage CLICK was good thanks to the big arbor size. While cranking, I really appreciated the handle design Sage used here. I found the size and taper of it to provide great grip and comfort, and it also felt really smooth and solid while quickly reeling.

Conclusion

I was very impressed with the Sage CLICK and there's really nothing I didn't like about it. With great looks, excellent build quality, light weight, and that important fun-to-fish factor, it offers a lot at a modest price tag of $280. For anglers chasing smaller quarry that don't require a sophisticated drag system, opting for a click-pawl reel can be a very smart way to help lighten up your entire rig. Not just a joy to fish with, they also offer a bit more of a classic, raw experience when fighting fish. CLICK fly reels are also available in a 3–5 ($290) and a 4–6 ($300) size.

Line Size: 0/1/2

Measured Weight: Approx 2.29 ounces

Diameter: 3 1/8 inches

Spool Width: 1 3/16 inches

Backing Capacity (20 pound): up to 75 yards

Drag: Click Pawl

Tested Max Drag: N/A

Machined/Cast: Machined

Easy Release Spool: Yes (pull apart)

R/L Conversion: Yes

Colors: Stealth, Lime, Bronze (tested)

Reel Pouch: Yes

Spare Spool Available: Yes ($140.00)

Tested Reel Price: $280.00

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SageClick Fly Reel

Short of losing the reel altogether and taking the Tenkara route, the Sage Click Fly Reel has to be the easiest way to simplify your trout setup. Its lightweight, fully machined aerospace-grade aluminum will balance well with your lightweight rod, while the click and pawl drag will take you back to the days when fly fishing was strictly a top-water pursuit. The beautiful thing about the Click is the combination of a click and pawl drag and large arbor, which combines that classic click and pawl feel with the quick line retrieve of a modern, large arbor reel. The large arbor also provides more area to palm the rim, so you can apply the perfect amount of pressure to those fish that would rather run you up and down the river than surrender to your net. Sage built this reel to last a lifetime with a hard anodized surface that will withstand year after year of abuse and a cold-forged and tempered aluminum that's strong and rigid, so you won't have to feel like you need to baby it, unlike that old click and pawl reel you caught your first fish with.


Details

  • Traditional trout reel with a minimalist feel for light fly rods
  • 6061-T6 aluminum with a hard-anodized finish corrosion protection
  • Adjustable click and pawl drag designed for classic fly fishing
  • Large arbor increases pickup and retrieval
  • Ergonomic handle converts from left- to right-handed retriever
  • Neoprene case included
  • Item #SAG000Y
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The Click Series Fly Reels from Sage Fly Fishing are a new take on a proven, old school design, and are engineered to perform in harmony with light line setups for small water fishermen. The Click Series is made up of four different sized reels ranging from the super light Click I for 000-0 weight lines to the larger Click IV that works with 4 and 5 weight lines. High mountain trout fishermen, panfish enthusiasts, and fiberglass rod casters will all appreciate the balance, simplicity, and performance of the reels in the Click Series.

Click and Pawl Drag System

The Click reels come with an adjustable click and pawl drag system that is easily converted from right hand to left hand retrieve. The advantage of this kind of drag system is simplicity, reliability, and fly fishing fun. The fact that the drag system in the Click Reel is adjustable is also somewhat unique. A lot of click and pawl drag systems are adjustable, but on most of them the increased resistance is in effect for both directions. The drag in the Sage Click Series can be tightened without affecting the forward reeling resistance, making it more possible to pick line up quickly and actually play hard-fighting fish on the reel.

Large Arbor

The next important feature of the Sage Click Reels is its true, large arbor spool. Most ultralight, click and pawl style reels are made with outdated, small arbor spool dimensions. Small arbor spools can coil line too tightly and add unwanted memory, which makes stealthy presentations almost impossible. They also do not pick line up very quickly, which makes fighting fish more difficult. Even in small water and with ultralight tackle, the benefits of a large arbor spool are hard to ignore. Zero line memory and fast line pickup mean more fish in the net, especially when the water is clear and the fishing gets technical.

Machined Aluminum

These days, the vast majority of click and pawl style fly reels on the market are made out of cast aluminum or even plastic. They are made to be affordable for the beginning fly fisher, and performance features like durability, drag function, and aesthetics are placed pretty far down on the list of priorities. The Click Series Reels are constructed with lightweight, heavy duty 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum that will not break or bend – even when used heavily in harsh conditions. Their hard anodized finish resists scratches and corrosion, and comes in a beautiful bronze or stealth black color that pairs nicely with any fly rod.

The Sage Click Series Reels are the perfect choice for anglers who want performance, durability, and aesthetics in a simple, ultralight package. If light lines, tiny dry flies, high mountain streams, and native cutthroat are your thing, the Sage Click is your reel. If you are looking for the perfect rod to go with your Click Reel, consider the Sage TXL-F and the Sage Circa. For more information about the Click Series and what fly rods to pair it with, stop by Vail Valley Anglers in Edwards, Colorado and chat with one of our expert shop staff members.

Andy “Otter” Smith, Guide and Content Writer

Sours: https://blog.vailvalleyanglers.com/sage-click-fly-reel-review/
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Sage

Sage has been making high-performance fly rods for more than 35 years. Sage is one of the largest rod manufacturers in the industry today. Although they’re most well-known for their fly rods, Sage also produces some of the finest fly reels in the industry. Sage reels include the Sage Spectrum, Sage Click Reel, Sage Spey, and more. Sage utilizes state-of-the-art technology to create fly rods and fly reels that capture incredible performance and reliability. The company has always taken great pride in providing American manufacturing jobs and the vast majority of rods and reels are made in the USA.

The Spectrum Reel Series is perhaps Sage’s most versatile reel series. The Spectrum series includes the Sage Spectrum C Fly Reel, the Sage Spectrum Fly Reel, Sage Spectrum LT Fly Reel, and the Sage Spectrum Max. These reels are designed for a variety of fishing scenarios. The Spectrum C is the base model of the Spectrum series. The Spectrum C has SCS drag, a vented concave arbor that provides increased strength, fast line pick-up, and an aluminum die-cast construction with a machined finish. This reel comes in sizes from 3wt through 10wt and is a solid reel option for freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, and everything in between.

The regular Sage Spectrum comes in the same sizes. The original Spectrum is fully machined for increased durability. The Spectrum is loaded with features including a one revolution drag knob, an ergonomic reel handle, and easy conversion from left-hand to right-hand retrieve. The original Spectrum is perhaps the most value-packed reel in the Spectrum lineup.

The Spectrum LT is one of the most high-performing reels in the Spectrum lineup. The LT is fully machined from aerospace grade aluminum. It’s also cold forged and tempered for unparalleled durability and power. This reel is a work of craftsmanship and artistry and Sage has left no detail unattended. Smooth, lightweight, versatile - the LT truly performs on the water.

Finally, the Spectrum Max is the most expensive reel in the Spectrum lineup. The Spectrum Max has a completely sealed drag and is designed for the most rigorous saltwater fishing applications. The Spectrum Max sports all the features we love in other reels in the Spectrum lineup but has a more purpose-driven design. If you’re planning on fishing Bonefish on the flats or Permit from a boat, the Spectrum Max is a must-have.

Sage also makes a freshwater reel series called the Sage Click Fly Reel. This series is made to be lightweight, streamlined, and efficient in all freshwater fishing scenarios. Sage has redefined the traditional click and pawl drag design and the Click is an extremely capable reel with an old-fashioned feel.

Sage, like many other rod companies, makes two-handed rods and a Spey reel. The Sage Spey Reel features a classic design and modern technology. The Spey is heavier than other reels to properly balance long Spey rods. The reel is also decked out in premium features including a machined aluminum finish, large arbor design, minimal porting, and an ergonomic handle. This reel is a testament to Sage’s ability to design cutting-edge reels that have an old-fashioned aesthetic to inspire old timers and contemporary two-handed anglers alike. The Spey is a perfect reel for most of Sage’s two-handed Spey rods.

Sage continues to push the boundaries of reel design in many important ways. The company has always put innovation first and they continue to do so with their fly reels. Shop Sage reels today for the lowest prices and FREE SHIPPING on all US orders.

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