Re: Been a while
ParrotHead... I suspect that combos are the best value. I have used Sage Rods for over twenty years, so it was a no brainer for me when I bought a new rod. That said, you can now buy a decent four piece rod for a bit over a hundred dollars. So I bought a four piece TFO for my son. I also see ECHO rods recommended here. You might like a TFO rod combined with an Orvis Mid Arbor reel.