The Approach is a great value quality entry level rod. Calling the all-new Approach series rods “entry Level” just doesn’t do them justice. Utilizing a higher modulus graphite than any of our previous entry-level rods, the Approach has a medium-fast action that provides excellent line feel and control. Beginning casters can easily grow with this rod withour ever feeling they’ve outgrown it. And like all Sage rods, the Approach is made right here in the USA. We challenge you to find a better casting rod for the money. There are many low-end rods but they can’t stand-up to the Approach. Developing Technology clearly demonstrated that the key to better casting is the ability to feel the rod load. With the Approach Series rods, Sage applied what they had learned to create a smooth, progressive power curve and an extremely high strength-to-weight ratio. This means Approach Series rods provide exceptional line connection or feel, allowing anglers to cast better and more easily. The most popular Approach rods we sell are the 4 piece 9′ 4-6 weights.The price is $295.