Re: what are your priorities when buying a rod?
1. do you find fly rods generally too expensive? yes, very!
2. is location of the manufacturer important to you? yes, prefer USA
3.would you try a new brand of rod, and if so, what would compel you to try a new brand? yes once I can hold it and look at it or if recommended by a trusted person.
4. would you purchase a rod online? yes, many so far
5. what is your number one complaint about fly rods in your experience? The expense