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.

FOUNDATION 690-4 - All Models




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