Sage Foundation Fly Fishing Rod
MUTLI-APPLICATION / FAST ACTION
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.
From trout on your local stream with the 490-4 to Silver Salmon in Alaska with the 890-4, the FOUNDATION series has the right model to get you on the water.
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.
- Graphite IIIe Technology
- Stealth Black blank color
- Black primary thread wraps with Silver trim wraps
- Ceramic stripper guides; Hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
- Rugged black nylon rod and reel case
- 4WT - 6WT:Snub-nose cork handleBlack anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat
- 7WT - 8WT:Snub-nose cork handle with fighting buttBlack anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat
- Color: Stealth Black
BLACK PRIMARY WRAPS WITH SILVER TRIM WRAPS
BLACK ANODIZED ALUMINUM UP-LOCKING REEL SEAT
RUGGED BLACK NYLON ROD TUBE WITH DIVIDED LINER
CERAMIC STRIPPER GUIDES; HARD CHROME SNAKE GUIDES AND TIP-TOP
A fast action provides the capability to stay tight to the line and in control of the presentation, while the high line speed drives a tight loop that assists in laser accuracy in technical dry fly situations. With a sensitive tip section to protect light tippets, a versatile balance between accuracy and delicacy is achieved.
A powerful butt section easily lifts fish from their lie and gives great turnover capabilities for multi-nymph rigs. With a sensitive tip section to protect light tippets, a versatile balance between lifting power and delicacy provides perfect synergy for nymph fishing.
A powerful butt section easily throws a wide range of streamers and accommodates effective sinking tip lines. In addition, it provides the ability to quickly pull aggressive fish out of structure for increased landing success.
Graphite IIIe Technology brings power and durability resulting in a more connected feel throughout the casting stroke, making longer and more accurate casts possible. Constructed using glass scrims within layers of graphite, Graphite IIIe rods are noted for their light weight, dependability, and smooth feel.
MADE IN USA
At Sage, craftsmanship is our people. We’re not a big faceless factory, but rather a workplace of craftspeople who design and build the world’s best fly rods and reels using our hands and hearts. We do it by sharing ideas and always asking the next question to find what can be done to make this better. Our rods are built one at time right here on Bainbridge Island, WA, following hundreds of meticulous steps and passing through 23 sets of hands. Our reels are also designed right here, and then precision-crafted with exclusive USA carbon to tolerance only Sage can deliver. We’re out there fishing the same places in the same unforgiving conditions that you are. Craftsmanship is applied experience. Lifetimes of it.
Dry Flies / Small Nymphs
A light and versatile trout rod, the 490-4 offers great line control without compromising accuracy. Best for dry flies and smaller nymphs.
All Around Trout
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.
Larger Flies / Larger Fish
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.
Streamers / Larger Fish
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.
Large Heavy Flies / Streamers
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.
Big Indicators / Mending
The 7100-4 Foundation offers the greatest line control of all 7-weights. Incredible mending capability in rivers and distance in lakes or bigger rivers.
Bass / Salmon / Saltwater
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.
Redfish / Striper / Salmon
Sage's most versatile and popular saltwater rod model. The 990-4 FOUNDATION is able to effectively present flies and handle the fight with bonefish, redfish, striped bass, largemouth bass or other similarly-sized species.
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|Model||Line Size||Rod Length||Handle||Color||Pieces||Physical Weight||MPN||SKU|
|FOUNDATION 490-4||4WT||9'0""||Standard Handle||Stealth Black||4||2 7/8oz||2035-490-4||1297-243770|
|FOUNDATION 590-4||5WT||9'0""||Standard Handle||Stealth Black||4||3 1/16oz||2035-590-4||1297-243787|
|FOUNDATION 690-4||6WT||9'0""||Standard Handle||Stealth Black||4||3 1/4oz||2035-690-4||1297-243794|
|FOUNDATION 691-4||6WT||9'0""||Fighting Butt Handle||Stealth Black||4||3 1/2oz||2035-691-4||1297-245835|
|FOUNDATION 7100-4||7WT||10'0""||Fighting Butt Handle||Stealth Black||4||4oz||2035-7100-4||1297-248881|
|FOUNDATION 790-4||7WT||9'0""||Fighting Butt Handle||Stealth Black||4||3 11/16oz||2035-790-4||1297-243800|
|FOUNDATION 890-4||8WT||9'0""||Fighting Butt Handle||Stealth Black||4||3 13/16oz||2035-890-4||1297-243817|
|FOUNDATION 990-4||9WT||9'0""||Fighting Butt Handle||Stealth Black||4||3 15/16oz||2035-990-4||1297-247785|
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