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.


  • Sage Black/Grey Spectrum C reel
  • RIO Gold fly line, tapered leader, and backing
  • Rugged black nylon rod and reel case


Rod Details:

    • 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

Spectrum C reel is a large arbor with rugged machined die cast frame, generous concave spool surface, whisper-smooth carbon drag and unexpected finishing touches like its fully machined drag knob and handle, the Spectrum C gives you more than the fish bargained for.


  • Large arbor Machined die-cast construction
  • One revolution, numbered drag knob Large, easy-to-grab machined drag knob
  • Sealed Carbon System drag
  • Lightweight Neoprene case

Fly Line Details:

RIO Gold Floating Fly Line ultimate all-round Floating Fly Line for freshwater fly fishing featuring a revolutionary taper design which allows tremendous loop stability at distance and a unique weight distribution loads a rod at close range for easy casting now with MaxCast technology and Max Float Tip technology which makes the line cast farther and Float higher than ever before. A welded loop on both ends of the fly Line facilitates changing Leaders and allows for Fast rigging and Line changes.