The Sage Approach 4 Piece Fly Rod supplies beginner anglers with a medium fast action rod that provides superb line feel and control. Ideal for novice casters, the Approach utilizes a higher modulus graphite blank than any of Sage's previous entry level rods this makes the rod both lighter weight and stronger. Its four piece configuration makes travel or storage a cinch while an oyster shell shaft blank color, ceramic stripper guides, hard chrome snake guides and tip top, and an aluminum reel seat round out the Approaches fine qualities. In addition, a silver rod tube with divided liner protects the Approach during transport and storage. All freshwater models feature a reverse half wells grip Handle A, while saltwater models feature a full wells grip with fighting butt Handle B to balance the rod and offer comfort when you're playing with the fish.