Guys, I'm looking for some of your expert advice on what you would classify my rod as ( Sage 9140-4 IIIe, light brown blank). What I'm asking is, is it slow, med., progressive? Forgive me for my ignorance but I'm new to spey rods and have nothing to compare it to. I posted a few days ago about having trouble with sinktips and just wanted to know what you all thought about this rod. I had it given to me in trade for my prof. services and hadn't ever casted a spey before, I had no idea what to think about it's performance or characteristics. As said before, all my single handed rods are fast action, do you classify spey rods in the same manner---- fast rods= tight loops, greater distance? What exactly does a spey rods action equal as far as casting characteristics. I'm just wondering if my experience with fast single handers would be complimented better with some other spey rod or if I should stick with this one for steelhead fishing. Again, sorry for my ignorance.