The 6200 is machined from cold forged, tempered 6061-T6 aluminum and features Sage's fully sealed SCS drag unit for smooth, maintenance-free performance. We have personally fished the 6280 for big silvers in Alaska and bonefish in the Bahamas and it has performed flawlessly.
A precisely calibrated, one-revolution drag knob allows for quick, reliable adjustments you need to hook and play the big ones. The drag knob is easy to grab even with cold hands. There is one full revolution of the knob from zero drag to full drag and each detente can be felt with a click and is numbered so you can set the drag exactly where you want it. The 6200's are ruggedly built and fully saltwater safe.
If you are putting it on a switch rod here are our suggestions:
7-8 weight switch rod -> 6210 reel
5-6 weight switch rod -> 6280 reel
For the Ultimate Alaska Set Up: put a Rio Big Nasty floating line on the reel and a Rio Versi-Tip on the spare spool. You will be ready for whatever the conditions throw at you!
Built around our proven Sealed Carbon System (SCS) Drag and finished with our Essential Collection’s unique porting pattern and spoke aesthetic, the new 6200 Series is fully machined with cold forged, tempered 6061-T6 aluminum. The large, easy-to-grab One Revolution Drag Knob provides 40 detented drag settings, giving an adjustable and repeatable drag resolution to effectively control the full range of fishing scenarios. The 6200 features a widened palming rim, and the large, vented arbor ensures a high retrieve rate. With a super rigid frame-to-spool connection that delivers full confidence during high-speed runs, 6200 Series is the saltwater and big game angler's go-to reel.