At Icast this summer in Orlando Sage released two new rods the Igniter and Dart. The Igniter replaces the popular Method and is what I’d like to tell you guys about today! The Method was a great seller in our shop and the ultra fast action is very popular in our area to deal with the sometimes difficult conditions we fish. The Igniter promises to be everything the method was and more and is ideal for windy conditions, long casts, and throwing large flies. The Igniter has a “chipotle” colored blank and black rod tube. To myself, its a more subtle colored method, its not as loud of a red and looks really nice. The components matched with the rod are top notch, I think its the best looking Sage rod in years. Using Sage’s Konnetic HD technology, the Igniter is lighter, thinner, and stronger than the method. The Igniter will be perfect for fishing big bugs to the bank, either out of a driftboat or wading. The rod has a really powerful butt section, but a light enough tip you can still get great accuracy when trying to place big bugs tight to the bank. For streamers I can’t imagine a better rod than this. The powerful butt section will be able to deliver any of the popular streamers from the sparkle minnow up to the triple articulated Kelly Galloup patterns. Any condition we encounter in the area I am very confident you can do it with the Igniter, easily! If you are a Sage fan, or even if you haven’t been. I would HIGHLY recommend coming down to the shop and casting one for yourself. We are fully stocked with almost every model so come and down and give it a try!
( I included a photo of the Method and Igniter side by side so you can see the differences)