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Sage Foundation Fly Rod
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Official manufacturer description

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.

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Fly Fishing Expert Josh H.
Review by Curated Expert Josh H.
The Sage Foundation Fly Rod is one of the best put together and performing rods in the moderate price range. If a novice fly angler or the economically minded fly fisherman doesn’t know about it, they should. Commonly referred to as Sage’s introductory rod, it’s often associated with the Sage Foundation Outfit, although it can be purchased separately to pair with other well-known reels. The Foundation performs well above its price tag, delivering quality, castability, and dependable performance.
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Quick, accurate answers from Curated experts to the frequently asked questions
Are Sage fly rods any good?
Sage Fly Rods come in many different models. All are known to be versatile, well built fly rods with a legendary lifetime warranty. Yes, they are good fly rods. The best one, however, is the one you find the most comfortable to cast for your fishing situation.
Joseph Smith
by Joseph Smith on July 1, 2022
Where is Sage Foundation made?
The Sage Foundation fly rod is made entirely in the USA. This powerful and lightweight fly rod is designed and manufactured in Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Fly Fishing Expert Joseph SmithFly Fishing Expert Danny Salinas
by Joseph Smith on July 1, 2022 · view 1 other answer
Is the Sage Foundation a fast action rod?
The Sage Foundation is made with a high performance Graphite IIIe blank. This is a fast action fly rod providing excellent casting power and effortless control.
Fly Fishing Expert Joseph SmithFly Fishing Expert Cody Wegener
by Joseph Smith on July 1, 2022 · view 1 other answer
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Sage Foundation Fly Rod
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Jake A
Jake A
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

Sage is the industry leader in quality manufacturing. This rod can handle just about anything you throw at it. Beautiful small dry fly presentation? It can handle it. Need to launch a big wooly bugger? It can handle it. Multi-application fast action rod is good for catching rainbow trout on small streams or lakes. Depending on weight size can also catch the biggest browns in the Missouri river.

Richard Bullock
Richard Bullock
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

A great introductory fly rod from a reputable USA-based company. 9' 5wt rod will be perfect for catching trout, bass, and sunfish.

Kendrick Wilson
Kendrick Wilson
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

Anglers who want to take their game to the next level of performance. Great for all trout situations.