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The all new Sage Foundation fly rod is one of those rods that will blow you away with both the price and the performance. Featuring time proven Graphite IIIe blank technology that delivers powerful yet effortless cast in the classic Sage fast action feel. The Foundation from Sage may be one of those rods that is "too good" for the money. Sage also nailed it in the cosmetic category with minimal, but super sharp looks of a matte black blank, snub nose full wells style grip for control, aluminum reel seat, and crisp Sage graphics.

We have found this rod to perform well at short range and at longer ranges. While the action may be considered fast, the Sage Foundation loads easily for new fly casters and will deliver when an experienced caster wants to unleash a big cast. Built in traditional Sage fashion on Bainbridge Island, Washington by the same 27 folks that build all the Sage fly rods. A great rod at a great value!


  • Action: Fast
  • Sections: 4
  • Blank: Graphite IIIe Technology
  • Real Seat: Black Anodized Aluminum Up-Locking
  • Grip: Snub Nose Cork Handle ( Fighting Butt on Saltwater Weights )
  • Guides: Ceramic Stripper Guides; Hard Chrome Snake Guides and Tip-Top
  • Rod Tube: Rugged Black Nylon Rod Tube with Divided Liner
  • Handcrafted on Bainbridge Island, Washington State, USA

Model Length Line Weight Handle Weight
490-4 9' 0" 4 Snub-Nose, Half Wells 2-7/8 oz
590-4 9' 0" 5 Snub-Nose, Half Wells 3-1/16 oz
690-4 9' 0" 6 Snub-Nose, Half Wells 3-1/4 oz
890-4 9' 0" 8 Full-Wells with Fighting Butt 3-13/16 oz


  • Manufacturer: Sage
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 2035
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