Here's a rod you don't see come up often: The extended-length version of Sage's wildly popular 690 SLT; this is the 9'6 version. For those not familiar, the SLT is the successor to Sage's SP and the predecessor to the ZXL. The SLT was also Sage's top-of-the-line. Counterpart to the faster XP.
The 696 SLT is a rod that gives the 6wt extended reach and lift. Fairly uncommon to see listed, this rod is a favorite of summer steelie hunters. It is also a great rod for places like The Miracle Mile/Grey Reef, the Bighorn, the San Juan, the Colorado.... Any larger body of water where larger fish are among the target quarry and where nymphing and meat-fishing are the tactics most frequently employed. That said, in the right hands, being a moderate 6wt, this rod will lay down a dry fly quite nicely, as well.
Breaking down into four sections, you can also take it about anywhere. And so, the SLT 696 is a wonderful rod that is medium fast by Sage standards and yet still really offers some zip. Unlike some fast action rods, however, this rod offers just enough flex to open up your loop and nymph strain/tangle free.Of course, being a 6wt, it will also serve great in slinging nice-sized streamers and and it makes a truly nice stillwater or beach fly rod. This rod is in fantastic condition, as the photos illustrate. Please see my other listings for fly-fishing related items.
The item "Sage SLT 9'6 6wt 4pc fly fishing rod mates with6wt line reel 696 966-4 6" is in sale since Saturday, June 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Rods\Fly Fishing Rods". The seller is "hootsflyrods" and is located in Broomfield, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.