Hey Jason ,
I know exactly what rod you’ve got .
That’s a Sage “Youth” rod
I have one exactly like yours
saw that rod on the big auction site last week.
They are very cool full flexing with that lil bit of reserve crispness/power that those older Sages Possess..
I believe your youth rod was made with graphite II to help the rod load easier for a beginner caster.
I have a 7’9” Youth rod in 6wt that is on a different scrim than my 8ft
The 7’9” rod was First introduced in the 1991 catalog
I believe the 8 ft rods came later like 93 and went to 1997
I believe it to Made on
It has blue wraps instead of black but same reel seat and grip.
I love the Unsanded style they did on the 8ft
My 7’9” in like semi sanded.
If you like old school Orvis Unsanded rods you’re gonna trip out on the Sage.
A lil more performance hidden inside Vs the Orvis’
I’m going to be rebuilding mine to something a lil more custom just because I dig them so much ..
My wife hates that I like $age Rods. Lol
Great score , I think you like it , if not just Pm me I’ll give it a loving home.