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

Sage SPECTRUM C reel

RIO Products RIO Gold fly line, tapered leader, and backing

4WT - 6WT

Snub-nose cork handle

Black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat

7WT - 8WT

Snub-nose cork handle with fighting butt

Black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat