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Sage B679-4SFS
Post 07 May 2022, 18:55 • #1 
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Just got a new rod today. It’s a sage fiberglass model B679-4SFS. It appears to me to be towards the end of the short run of fiberglass that sage did, perhaps 1985? Any way it’s a nicely done blank build. I put it together today but didn’t cast. feels muscular but not heavy just like the other sage glass I’ve owned. I can’t wait to get it on the water.

I couldn’t find much info on this model. It’s not listed on the wiki. Anyone know anything about it?? Pics below:


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Re: Sage B679-4SFS
Post 07 May 2022, 22:07 • #2 
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I have the 3 piece B679-3SFL that I built from a blank many years ago. For me, mine is a solid 6wt but will handle a 5 wt too. Very nice casting rods in my opinion.
Bruce


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Re: Sage B679-4SFS
Post 08 May 2022, 10:33 • #3 
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I wonder what the different letters at the end mean (sfs vs sfl)?


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Re: Sage B679-4SFS
Post 09 May 2022, 09:54 • #4 
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Did not know the Sage fiberglass rods were made other than the 2-piece configurations.
Never heard of a 4-piece 6wt. Nice find!


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Re: Sage B679-4SFS
Post 18 May 2022, 15:50 • #5 
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This must be a pretty rare blank! Never heard about it, either.

May it be a combination FlySpin blank? Built out as a flyrod? The four piece configuration may reinforce this assumption.

SFS - S-glass : Fly : Spin, would be in line with the code breaking in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=63975

Congratulations! I wish I can find one of those some day...


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Re: Sage B679-4SFS
Post 18 May 2022, 18:37 • #6 
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MrJesse34: Your rod is built on a 7'6" blank (B676-4SFS) rather than the 7'9" fly blank (B679SFL or B679-3SFL).

Not completely sure, but I think Fario is spot on with the assumption that this was sold as a Fly/Spin blank. Somewhere there is most likely a factory-built version out there, although I have never seen it.

Great find and enjoy the rod!


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Re: Sage B679-4SFS
Post 20 May 2022, 07:09 • #7 
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FYI I fished this for the first time the other day. Used 5wt line for it and did some nymphing. It cast nicely, and had enough backbone for one real big rainbow I caught out of nowhere. Its a rod I'm definitely going to keep because of its shortness - it will travel well.


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Re: Sage B679-4SFS
Post 20 May 2022, 13:18 • #8 
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Thanks for the feedback, Mr Jesse34, and great that it worked well for you!
I'm very curious of the impression you got regarding the action. Was it fast/slow, did it bend about 1/3 down, 1/2 or was it bending into the cork?


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Re: Sage B679-4SFS
Post 23 May 2022, 08:57 • #9 
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I have a B580 in addition to this rod. To me, the B580 bends further down than the B679. I have NOT cast the B679 rod in a place that allowed me to max it out - just roll casting with an indicator and double nymph rig. For what its worth, the B580 is the furthest casting rod I have in my arsenal in a 4/5/6 weight size. It can cast a country mile.

I do think its possible the B679-4SFS was originally a spin / fly blank. It being a bit stiffer and stronger, as well as shorter for a 6wt point to that. Whoever built the blank out made it a fly only.

More to come!


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Re: Sage B679-4SFS
Post 23 May 2022, 10:03 • #10 
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Sage customer service has been a great help in the past for me.
I’d give them a call. I think the B prefix means it was made in 82’ but not positive.


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Re: Sage B679-4SFS
Post 24 May 2022, 15:40 • #11 
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Thanks MrJesse34, it's just the kind of information I value!


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Re: Sage B679-4SFS
Post 24 May 2022, 21:01 • #12 
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B means it's a blank so custom build.


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Re: Sage B679-4SFS
Post 29 May 2022, 19:11 • #13 
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Thank you Novisor, maybe I was thinking of the serial number.
First year production was A and so on. Don’t know when they stopped that. Visible with a flashlight on the early rods I’ve seen.


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