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.
For lighter weight rods and Freshwater fishing, Sage offers the Snub Nose, Half Wells.
For heavier weight rods and Saltwater fishing, Sage offers the Full-Wells with EVA Fighting Butt
|MODEL||LINE WT||LENGTH||PIECES||WEIGHT (OZ)||REEL||LEADER||HANDLE|
|490-4||4||9ft 0in||4||2 7/8||SPECTRUM 3/4 C||RIO Gold Line||Snub-Nose Half Wells|
|590-4||5||9ft 0in||4||3 1/16||SPECTRUM 5/6 C||RIO Gold Line||Snub-Nose Half Wells|
|690-4||6||9ft 0in||4||3 1/4||SPECTRUM 5/6 C||RIO Gold Line||Snub-Nose Half Wells|
|790-4||7||9ft 0in||4||3 11/16||SPECTRUM 7/8||RIO Gold WF7F Line||Full-Wells with EVA Fighting Butt|
|890-4||8||9ft 0in||4||3 13/16||SPECTRUM 7/8||RIO Gold WF8F Line||Full-Wells wut EVA Fighting Butt|
A NOTE ABOUT RETRIEVE: Reels are designated as either left and or right hand retrieve, which simply refers to the hand used for reeling in line. Modern reels convert easily between right or left hand retrieve. However, it is important for an angler to designate how they want the reel set up before the backing and line are spooled onto the reel. Many right-handed casters use left hand retrieve on their reels so they don’t have to switch hands between casting and fighting a fish. Other anglers prefer to use their dominant hand for both casting and reeling, so they switch hands on the rod after a fish is hooked.