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Sage Foundation Fly Rod

Sage Foundation Fly Rod

Regular price £424.99 GBP
Regular price £499.00 GBP Sale price £424.99 GBP
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Equipped with a high-performance Graphite IIIe blank, 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.

  • Graphite IIIe Technology
  • Stealth Black blank colour
  • Black primary wraps with silver trim wraps
  • Ceramic stripper guides
  • Hard chrome snake guides and tip-top
  • Black anodised aluminium up-locking reel seat
  • Snub nose cork handle with fighting butt on saltwater weights
  • Rugged black nylon rod tube with divided liner
Sage Foundation Fly Rod Specifications
Model Length Handle Line Weight Tube Size Weight
490-4 9ft 0in SNUB-NOSE, HALF WELLS 4 31in 2 7/8oz
590-4 9ft 0in SNUB-NOSE, HALF WELLS 5 31in 3 1/16oz
690-4 9ft 0in SNUB-NOSE, HALF WELLS 6 31in 3 1/4oz
691-4 9ft 0in FULL-WELLS WITH EVA FIGHTING BUTT 6 31in 3 1/2oz
7100-4 10ft 0in FULL-WELLS WITH EVA FIGHTING BUTT 7 34 1/2in 4 oz
790-4 9ft 0in FULL-WELLS WITH EVA FIGHTING BUTT 7 31in 3 11/16oz
890-4 9ft 0in FULL-WELLS WITH EVA FIGHTING BUTT 8 31in 3 13/16oz
990-4 9ft 0in FULL-WELLS WITH EVA FIGHTING BUTT 9 31in 3 15/16oz


We tested the 10ft #7 version of this rod in a recent rod test. Find out the results and what we thought HERE

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews

Excellent service from Gamefish. Rod looks and feels as you would expect from any Sage rod. Test casting in the garden feels superb, yet to try it on the water.

Andrew Pitt (skiffyed30)
Sage Foundation fly rod

Excellent rod excellent service will certainly
Shop there again
Thank you Gamefish

james pugh (japu-2818)
Sage foundation

Perfect Rob for the price, isn’t that much difference compared to more higher end rods! Fast to medium action, perfect for lakes or fisheries. Great rod, can’t really go wrong with sage :)

Stephen Nichols

Great service yet again always willing to chat and help cannot fault gamefish

Chris Maxwell (chmax_87)

Sage foundation 10ft 7wt rod delighted with the rod and the price brilliant service from Gamefish Edinburgh many thanks