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.
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.
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 Posted on 7/11/15
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. Posted on 10/11/14
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. Posted on 7/30/13
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