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.
|MODEL||ROD HANDLE||ROD LENGTH||ROD LINE WEIGHT||TUBE SIZE||WEIGHT|
|490-4 FOUNDATION||SNUB-NOSE, HALF WELLS||9ft 0in||4||31in||2 7/8oz|
|590-4 FOUNDATION||SNUB-NOSE, HALF WELLS||9ft 0in||5||31in||3 1/16oz|
|690-4 FOUNDATION||SNUB-NOSE, HALF WELLS||9ft 0in||6||31in||3 1/4oz|
|691-4 FOUNDATION||FULL-WELLS WITH EVA FIGHTING BUTT||9ft 0in||6||31in||3 1/2oz|
|790-4 FOUNDATION||FULL-WELLS WITH EVA FIGHTING BUTT||9ft 0in||7||31in||3 11/16oz|
|890-4 FOUNDATION||FULL-WELLS WITH EVA FIGHTING BUTT||9ft 0in||8||31in||3 13/16oz|
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.
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
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.
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