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  • Sage Approach Fly Rod & Lamson Litespeed IV 3.5 Reel Outfit for 9 Weight

Sage Approach Fly Rod & Lamson Litespeed IV 3.5 Reel Outfit for 9 Weight

$ 479.00 $ 808.95



Calling our 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 without ever feeling they've outgrown it. Like all Sage rods, the Approach series is made right here on Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA.


  • Handcrafted on Bainbridge Island, USA
  • Medium-fast action
  • Graphite III technology
  • Oyster Shell blank color; Black primary wraps with Silver trim wraps
  • Ceramic stripper guides
  • Hard chrome snake guides and tip-top
  • Rugged Silver Gray nylon rod tube with divided liner
  • Black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat
    Full-wells cork handle with fighting butt
 Model Line Length Pieces Weight oz
890-4 APPROACH 8 9' 4 3 15/16oz
990-4 APPROACH 9 9' 4 4 1/8oz


Lamson Litespeed IV Fly Reel

Series IV is Litespeed re-loaded. For years an iconic ultra-large arbor reel, Litespeed has now been refined for even higher retrieve rate, improved ergonomics, easier line management and less mass. Everything that was achieved in Gen 3 LS has been pushed farther. Narrower drag geometry has translated into a flatter spool surface for less knuckle dragging. A more aggressive drag knob has been made… well, more aggressive. Structural refinements such as the curved arbor have made a light reel even lighter, and this curved arbor (which we introduced in 1998) stores backing into a “diameter well” and keeps “working line” at a maximum radius to optimize everything we love about large arbor reels.

Most notably, the spool/stripping arm geometry that was introduced on the very earliest Litespeeds has been changed to make it consistent with our newer reels, which do a better job of preventing snags and line damage.

Still a close second to a Force SL in trout sizes, the Litespeed is the reliable thoroughbred of the Waterworks-Lamson line.


  • Format: Large Arbor
  • Materials: Machined Aluminum, Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Hard Alox
  • US Made, Idaho Built

***Series IV spools are not compatible with previous model Litespeeds.

 Model Diameter Width Weight Rod Weight Line Backing Capacity
LS3.5 4.00" 1.38" 5.10 oz 8,9 WF9 20# 250 yds

* Comes fully loaded with dacron backing and a quality weight forward floating line! Color subject to availability. 

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