Sage Foundation Fly Rod Outfit. 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. Each Foundation Fly Rod outfit comes with a matching Sage Spectrum C fly reel, Rio Gold Fly Line, Backing, Leader, and rugged black nylon rod and reel case.