I have long been a fan of Sage rods.

Built in the USA using the finest materials. Life time warranty

I use two 10ft 7wt SP's for my seatrouting, which Sage haven't manufactured for 10 years. Last year one of the rods was deemed worn out by Gary Coxon, Sage’s UK boss. The rod was sent back to Sage who dug out the original mandrel and very kindly built me a new one with the original rod number!

How many fishing rod companies would, or even could do the same nowadays?


A brand, also owned by Sage, providing an alternative casting rod to the Sage which might be preferred by some,at an economical price!


The Pursuit family of fly rods are fast action and smooth casting performance.
Great for the beginning angler or someone who needs a back up rod for a fishing trip or expedition.
Fast action.
Alignment dots for easy rod set up.
Available from 3# to 9#.
anodized aluminium reel seat for either fresh or saltwater fishing
black durable fabric rod and reel case.
Lifetime warranty.


The Brown Trout has at last accepted that there is occasionally a need to resort to spinning and now stock a selection of excellent rods and reels to meet every requirement!
We also stock a selection of Rapalas, metal Devon Minnows, flying Cs. swivels, microfilament braided line, and of course good old Maxima.

Shimano Beastmaster spinning rods

A pokey 2 piece spinning rod that is lightweight and powerful , quite capable of handling a decent sized fish.
2 piece in construction, made from high modulus carbon blanks.



Front drag- the smoothest of drags. combined with immense winding power and a silky smooth retrieve.
Has top end features such as Dyna-Balance, AR-C spool and Varispeed which are normally found on more expensive reels.
Stunning gunsmoke and red cosmetics with ergonomically designed handle.
5 shielded stainless steel ball bearings
Weight: 350grams
gear ratio 5.1:1
line capacity 8lb/240 yards (inc. spare spool)
Exam 4000FC

Front drag- with multi-disc drag, cold forged aluminium spool
4 shielded stainless steel ball bearings
Weight: 360grams
Gear ratio 5.1:1
Line capacity 8lb/240 yards (inc. spare spool)
Bait runner DL6000RA

An affordable reel packed with features
Rear drag- finished in midnight blue with gun metal grey spool
Powered by a die-cast drive gear
3 stainless steel ball bearings
Weight: 580grams
Gear ratio 4.6:1
Line capacity 12lb/430 yards (inc spare spool)

Baitrunner XT 4000FA

Smaller version of the XT Baitrunner
Front drag-Multi disc
Gear ratio 4.8:1
Weight 415grams
line capacity 8lb/240 yards
4 shielded stainless steel ball bearings (plus 1 roller bearing)
Double handle
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