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 990-4 - All Models

ModelLine SizeRod LengthHandleColorPiecesPhysical WeightSKU
FOUNDATION 490-44WT9'0"Standard HandleStealth Black42 7/8oz2035-490-4
FOUNDATION 590-45WT9'0"Standard HandleStealth Black43 1/16oz2035-590-4
FOUNDATION 690-46WT9'0"Standard HandleStealth Black43 1/4oz2035-690-4
FOUNDATION 691-46WT9'0"Fighting Butt HandleStealth Black43 1/2oz2035-691-4
FOUNDATION 7100-47WT10'0"Fighting Butt HandleStealth Black44oz2035-7100-4
FOUNDATION 790-47WT9'0"Fighting Butt HandleStealth Black43 11/16oz2035-790-4
FOUNDATION 890-48WT9'0"Fighting Butt HandleStealth Black43 13/16oz2035-890-4
FOUNDATION 990-49WT9'0"Fighting Butt HandleStealth Black43 15/16oz2035-990-4




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

Black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat

Snub-nose cork handle with fighting butt

Rugged black nylon rod tube with divided liner