Sage is the leading manufacturer of handcrafted fly fishing rods and reels in the U.S. Located on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Sage’s products are sold via multiple distribution channels throughout the world. Sage’s owner, the Joshua Green Corporation, thought that the acquisition of Rio Products, International, a highly respected and internationally renowned manufacturer of fly fishing lines, would create a powerful complete line of fly fishing products to offer to its diverse customer base.

ZS Role

Zachary Scott was engaged as exclusive financial advisor to plan and execute the acquisition of Rio.


Zachary Scott assisted the Joshua Green Corporation negotiate a purchase of Rio under a tight time frame and under terms that achieved the goals of attractive returns on investment and mitigation of unnecessary risk.