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Sage Foundation Fly Rods



By far the best value in a US made high performance fly rod. Unbelievable really.....

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The Sage Foundation fly rods are hands-down, no question, the best value in a USA made, high performance fly rod. You won't believe how well they cast......we didn't either.

Equipped with a high-performance blank (Graphite IIIe), the FOUNDATION rods have 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 Sage FOUNDATION fly rod series delivers the signature Sage feel.

For over 35 years Sage has 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 Rod Features: 

* Graphite IIIe Technology
* Stealth Black blank color
* Black primary wraps with silver trim wraps
* Ceramic stripper guides
* Hard chrome snake guides and tip-top
* Black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat
* Snub nose cork handle with fighting butt on saltwater weights
* Rugged black nylon rod tube with divided liner

The Sage Foundation fly rods come in 5 different models and each is made in the USA and features Sage's  unconditional lifetime warranty.

490-4 9' 4wt 4pc 2 7/8 oz

590-4 9' 5wt 4pc 3 1/16 oz

690-4 9' 6wt 4pc 3 1/4 oz

691-4 9' 6wt 4pc 3 1/2 oz full wells

790-4 9' 7wt 4pc 3 11/16 oz

890-4 9' 8wt 4pc 3 13/16 oz

* Please remember, if you decide to "Make this an Outfit".....simply purchase a reel and a line and tell us which hand your retrieve the reel with. We'll load up the reel properly and the backing will be on us! Click the "Outfit" tab above for more details.

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Having a complete outfit is essential to your success out on the water. We've made it simple, so when you purchase the basics for your fly fishing outfit, we'll put it all together for you so you're ready to go.

Here's how it works:

• Purchase a Rod, Reel and Fly Line
• In your Order Notes add, "Make it an Outfit" and let us know if you retrieve with your left or right hand

From there, we'll load the appropriate amount of backing and the line on the reel for you (no need to buy backing). The backing, rigging and shipping is all on us. Free of charge.

Additional Information

• Fly Line Backing comes in 20lb and 30lb test. It also comes in white, chartreuse, orange, blue, aqua, optic green, yellow and red. Please specify if you have a particular preference. If not specified, we will put on what we feel is appropriate for the outfit.

• Please specify whether you are right or left hand retrieve so that we can set-up and load the reel properly, put this in the "Order Notes" as well.

• Feel free to call us or e-mail us with any questions as we will also do the same if we have any for you.

We're passionate about putting together the Fly Rod and Reel Outfit that's perfect for your time out on the water.

Let's get started:

• Select your fly rod
• Select your fly reel
• Select your fly line
• Write in your Order Notes to "Make it an Outfit" and let us know if you retrieve with your right or left hand.

Give us a call or email if you have any questions or rigging requests

It's really that simple. We aim to take all the hard work out of your fly fishing experience.