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Sage Foundation Fly Rod

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The Sage Foundation is a multi-application, fast action fly rod capable of delivering delicate dry flies and heavy woolly buggers - the perfect entry level fly rod.

$425.00
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  • Product Description
  • Features
  • Size Chart

Product Description

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 has 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.

Features

  • 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

Size Chart

MODELROD HANDLEROD LENGTHROD LINE WEIGHTTUBE SIZEWEIGHT
490-4 FOUNDATIONSNUB-NOSE, HALF WELLS9ft 0in431in2 7/8oz
590-4 FOUNDATIONSNUB-NOSE, HALF WELLS9ft 0in531in3 1/16oz
690-4 FOUNDATIONSNUB-NOSE, HALF WELLS9ft 0in631in3 1/4oz
691-4 FOUNDATIONFULL-WELLS WITH EVA FIGHTING BUTT9ft 0in631in3 1/2oz
790-4 FOUNDATIONFULL-WELLS WITH EVA FIGHTING BUTT9ft 0in731in3 11/16oz
890-4 FOUNDATIONFULL-WELLS WITH EVA FIGHTING BUTT9ft 0in831in3 13/16oz

Customer Reviews

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Drew
Best entry level rod I’ve found

Great rod for the value. Easy to cast and well balanced. Very light and durable. Sage has great customer service/return policy even on their cheapest rods.

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Zachary Tolpen
Great intermediate rod - does the job

This was my first 6wt rod and it is perfect for that transition from a beginner rod into the more expensive range.

Have used for mainly nymphing but also larger dry flies and it doesn't disappoint.

Overall great rod and would recommend to any angler

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Collin
Amazing value for a versatile rod

Not looking to spend a grand on a rod for yourself or your fanatic-fly-fishing-friend?

This is the rod for you! It’s got enough punch to throw smaller streamers, and is just soft enough to use for larger dry flies. With a little casting practice you’ll find that you don’t need to bring any other rods with you (unless you want to, of course).

I’ve used this rod to hook into fish almost every week of this year, and as soon as I do something dumb enough to break it, I’ll be back to the shop for another sage rod!

4/5 stars only because of the SAGE repair department.

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Todd Bono
first fly rod purchase

novice fly fisher here. Intentionally purchases a solid "foundation" of equipment to set me up for success. This rod has great touch, feel that is necessary for a beginner. happy with the purchase

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