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Sage 4500 Series

Sage 4500 Series

This is Sage's finest trout to summer steelhead reel. This is the upgraded reel of the award winnning 2500 series. The 2500 spools will interchange and work with this reel. Brilliant! The drag is completely sealed from the elements and features a one-revolution adjustment knob for quick and accurate settings.

  • The 4500 series features Sage's SCS Micro Cassette drag design, using compact 3:1 gear ratio
  • Innovative lightweight design
  • Single rotation drag knob with numbered settings
  • Color: Black/Platinum
  • Ballistic cloth and neoprene reel case
  • 4500, 4500CF, and past 2500 series spools are all interchangeable

Micro Cassette Drag

The Sage Micro Cassette is a SCS drag engaged 3:1 machined gearing inside the reel's large arbor spool. This package is extremely light weight while providing enough stopping power for any fish you might choose to target with up to a 9 weight in your hand. Micro Cassette Drags consist of a sealed stack of roughly dime-size carbon disks in contact with stainless steel rotors. These components are created to precise tolerances and able to dissipate heat  that can be the ruin of less sophisticated drags. The multiplied surface area and 3:1 rotation in this configuration provide smooth reliable resistance with amazing range. Even better, SCS Micro Cassettes are sealed and impervious to outside elements such as sand, grit, and salt, requiring no maintenance beyond simple rinsing.


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