Re: Average cost of an "upscale" rig?
For "high end" your probably looking in the $1,200 range. Mid range I'd say is in the $300-$500 area, and low range would be anything less than $250. This is for the rod, reel and line. Still have to consider the other stuff like waders, etc.
Now that being said, high end, medium end, and low end are all relative.
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