Are you hooked on European Style Nymphing? Do you carry at least two colors of sighter material in your pack? Know how much each of your flies weigh in grains? Talk off your buddies' ear on minutiae such as silver vs copper bead colors or the latest version of a squirmy wormy fly? As you know, a reel is much more than just a line holder.
Introducing the Sage ESN reel. Packed with a suite of specialty features, this reel is designed specifically with the Euro-Nymph angler in mind and is fine tuned to the nuances of the application. Built around a super thin and large diameter arbor, this design now makes it easier to get fish on the reel quickly, minimizing the need to guide line onto the spool with your finger, all while providing consistent drag output. A unique balance system allows anglers to assemble and fine tune a set of weights, so the ESN reel can perfectly balance any Euro Nymphing or standard rod.
Add in a full frame that prevents fine leaders and lines from sneaking through the frame and sealed carbon drag system that provides a smooth uptake – leaving you with the ultimate fish-catching machine. The ESN reel comes in one size, containing 3 interchangeable accessory weights (1/2oz, 1oz, and 1-1/2oz), and is appropriate for dialing in any Euro Nymphing setup on the market. Available in both Stealth and Chipotle colorways.
• Dial-in Balance Point With 3 “Indexable” Accessory Weights
• Ultra-Large Arbor For Faster More Immediate Retrieval
• Full-Frame Line Security
Features of the Sage ESN Fly Reel:
• Full Frame
• SCS Drag
• One Revolution Drag Knob with numbered and detented setting
• Ultra-Large arbor for fast line pick-up
• Concave arbor for greater strength and capacity
• Fully machined 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum
• Cold forged and tempered for superior strength and rigidity
• Hard anodized for surface protection and corrosion resistance
• Ergonomic handle
• Easy conversion from left- to right-hand retrieve
• Neoprene and embroidered ballistic nylon reel case & spare weight case
• One Size (FIPS Line + 75yds/20lb) - $425
• Available in colors Stealth or Chipotle
- inertia drag
- Thomas Contact 2
- 3wt rod
Great Reel, Great Customer Service
I was looking for a Euro-specific reel, and I actually didn't realize that ESN stood for European Style Nymphing, so the staff helped direct me toward this particular reel.
Sage ESN reel
Perfectly matched without the additional weights for balance when on my Thomas and Thomas Contact 2 10'9" 3wt rod.