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 Sage have built performance rods one at a time on Bainbridge Island, WA. The same 27 sets of skilled hands that craft all Sage rods construct all of the FOUNDATION.
- Graphite IIIe Technology
- Stealth Black blank colour
- 4pc for easy transport
- 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
9ft #4 A light and versatile trout rod, the 490-4 offers great line control without compromising accuracy. Best for dry flies and smaller nymphs.
9ft #5 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.
9ft #6 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.
9ft #7 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.
9ft #8 Sage's most versatile and popular saltwater rod model. The 890-4 X is able to effectively present flies and handle the fight with bonefish, redfish, striped bass, largemouth bass or other similarly-sized species.