Steve Dally is a connoisseur of big flies and heavy lines – his home waters of Cotter, AR demand it. One look at a trophy White River Brown Trout and there’s no question these fish are predators. Steve needs a rod that can accurately and efficiently deliver these combinations – time and time again – and his R8 CORE allows him to do just that.
We got the chance to hear from Steve about the shoot and how the R8 CORE performs on his home waters of the White River. 

From Steve:

“We were filming in summer while the winter is usually our prime time for streamers. The White is a year-round fishery but of course when RC was out filming it was the best hopper fishing we had seen all year, but streamers were the main focus of the film and we couldn’t change our program.

Luckily those fish eating the hoppers are holding in the same places we are trying to deliver our streamers. This rod will do just as well throwing a size 2 streamer to the bank as a size 10 hopper.

This rod allows you to push yourself a little more to put the flies in the right spot where other people can’t put them.”

If you want to learn more about how the rod performed on Steve’s home waters of the White River give the film a watch over on Sage Fly Fishing’s Youtube HERE.

If you are looking to get your hands on the new R8 CORE head over to your local fly shop or check it out on Sage’s website HERE.

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