Sage Approach Fly Rod

  • New for 2013, the Sage Approach line of fly rods is the entry-level price point from the industry leader in rod design.
  • The Approach replaces and improves on the Vantage line, and features high-modulus graphite in a blank designed to deliver easy loading and easy casting with a medium-fast action.
  • Offering a focused selection covering the most-used sizes, the Sage Approach line makes picking a great rod easy.
  • Weights #7 and above feature a cork fighting butt to help bring in larger fish.
  • All orders ship including a Cordura nylon-covered PVC travel tube with divided liner.
  • USA made by Sage on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Sage Approach Rods

Whether you are a beginning fly angler, or seasoned caster, this is a fantastic rod to take your casting to the next level. Whether the water you're itching to try is a small stream or big river or saltwater, the Sage Approach fly rod line has you covered. With both 8'6” and 9' lengths in #5 for an all-around trout rod, 7' and 8'6” in #3 for quieter water, and sticks up to 9' #9 for anything from smallmouth bass to bonefish, there is a rod in this line for the fishing you want to do.

Sage calls the Approach a rod beginning casters can grow with, without ever letting you feel like you've outgrown it. They have taken their entry-level rod to an entirely new level, this time using the same graphite that made their XP rods famous. In designing these fly rods, Sage utilized this high-modulus graphite while keeping the action medium-fast. This makes the rod easy to load and cast for anglers at all levels of casting expertise. With legendary design and performance at this price, many are calling the Approach the best fly rod value on the market.
Drop Ship Yes
Ship Days in 3-5 days
Backorderable Available
Action Fast
Grip Type Single Handed
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Sage Approach Fly Rod Reviews

Great rod for a budget Review by Josh
Posted on 7/11/15
As i was looking for my first serious rod there was a lot to consider. But after a lot of homework and test casting i finally made my decision to buy a 9' 5wt . This is a rod that competes with a lot of other company's $400-$500 rod believe it or not. Its a rod that has a lot of backbone when you need it and a soft presentation when its called for. Great attention to detail all over. It would be a perfect starter rod for anyone starting as it is forgiving and easy to cast or great as a back up when on a trip. Only knock is when you need to cast 60+ feet it turns into a bit of a noodle, but keep in mind that its a $300 rod, not a Sage ONE. Overall a great rod and i wouldn't think twice about buying it again. Hope people find this helpful. Tight lines
good addition to aresenal Review by Matthew
Posted on 10/11/14
This rod is great for beginners and those getting back into the sport of fly fishing. The price point wont break the bank and it is a dependable rod to have anywhere you find yourself. I'm pleased with my purchase and have caught many beautiful fish with it.
You Can Feel the Difference Review by David
Posted on 7/30/13
I realize this is the most modestly priced rod from a top manufacturer, but there are still cheaper rods out there to buy. I received mine last night and had time to go to local pond and try casting for sun fish. Quality really makes a difference, I had tighter loops and further casts. The line sang through the guides. Worth the money. Will help me cast better.

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Model Handle Length Line Weight Action Weight Price  
Sage Approach Fly Rod 370-4 Reversed Half-Wells 7' 3 Fast 3 $295.00
Sage Approach Fly Rod 370-4
Sage Approach Fly Rod 386-4 Reversed Half-Wells 8'6'' 3 Fast 3.1 $295.00
Sage Approach Fly Rod 386-4
Sage Approach Fly Rod 490-4 Reversed Half-Wells 9' 4 Fast 3.2 $295.00
Sage Approach Fly Rod 490-4
Sage Approach Fly Rod 586-4 Reversed Half-Wells 8'6'' 5 Fast 3.2 $295.00
Sage Approach Fly Rod 586-4
Sage Approach Fly Rod 590-4 Reversed Half-Wells 9' 5 Fast 3.4 $295.00
Sage Approach Fly Rod 590-4
Sage Approach Fly Rod 690-4 Reversed Half-Wells 9' 6 Fast 3.6 $295.00
Sage Approach Fly Rod 690-4
Sage Approach Fly Rod 790-4 Full Wells 9' 7 Fast 3.8 $295.00
Sage Approach Fly Rod 790-4
Sage Approach Fly Rod 890-4 Full Wells 9' 8 Fast 3.9 $295.00
Sage Approach Fly Rod 890-4
Sage Approach Fly Rod 990-4 Full Wells 9' 9 Fast 4.1 $295.00
Sage Approach Fly Rod 990-4