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Sage Foundation Rods



SAGE Foundation RODS

Excellent line feel and control in a fast action

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Equipped with a high-performance blank (Graphite IIIe), the FOUNDATION has a fast action providing excellent casting power and effortless control. It’s the very foundation of what defines a Sage rod – Performance - taking your game to another level. Whether you are a guide on the Madison or exploring your backyard waters, the FOUNDATION series delivers the signature Sage feel. For over 35 years we’ve built performance rods one at a time on Bainbridge Island, WA. The same 27 sets of skilled hands that craft all Sage rods construct the FOUNDATION.


  • Fast Action Rods
  • Handcrafted on Bainbridge Island, USA
  • Graphite IIIe Technology
  • Stealth Black blank color; Black primary wraps with silver trim wraps
  • Ceramic stripper guides; Hard chrome snake guides and tip-top
  • Black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat
  • Snub nose cork handle with fighting butt on saltwater weights
  • Rugged black nylon rod tube with divided liner
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    Sage Foundation 490-4
    $325.00
    9'0"
    4 Weight
    4 Piece
    2 7/8 oz
    A light and versatile trout rod, the 490-4 offers great line control without compromising accuracy. Best for dry flies and smaller nymphs.

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    Sage Foundation 590-4
    $325.00
    9'0"
    5 Weight
    4 Piece
    3 1/16 oz
    Sage's most versatile and most popular rod model. The 590-4 handles trout flies of nearly any size, lines of varying densities and does so with superb accuracy and line control.

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    Sage Foundation 690-4
    $325.00
    9'0"
    6 Weight
    4 Piece
    3 1/4 oz
    The 690-4 is a very powerful trout rod, able to cast large, heavy and wind-resistant flies long distances or into heavy winds. Great for big river trout fishing and smallmouth bass.

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    Sage Foundation 691-4
    $325.00
    9'0"
    6 Weight
    4 Piece
    3 1/2 oz
    A fighting butt version of the 690-4. A streamer junkie's favorite, this rod has enough power to cast big streamers or bass bugs all day. The 691-4 FOUNDATION is also saltwater-ready with an anodized aluminum reel seat.

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    Sage Foundation 790-4
    $325.00
    9'0"
    7 Weight
    4 Piece
    3 11/16 oz
    A very versatile and often-overlooked rod weight. The 790-4 is equally at home fishing streamers from a drift boat or sight fishing to wary bonefish.

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    Sage Foundation 890-4
    $325.00
    9'0"
    8 Weight
    4 Piece
    4 1/8 oz
    Sage's most versatile and popular saltwater rod model. The 890-4 FOUNDATION is able to effectively present flies and handle the fight with bonefish, redfish, striped bass, largemouth bass or other similarly-sized species.

    SAGE's LIFETIME WARRANTY


    SAGE Foundation GRIPS - Fresh, Salt