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  • Minimalist finish

  • Premium blank

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.


  • Handcrafted on Bainbridge Island, USA

  • 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


  • Sage SPECTRUM C reel

  • RIO Gold fly line, tapered leader, and backing

  • Rugged black nylon rod and reel case