Re: Average cost of an "upscale" rig?
I think Joe is pretty close on his cost for a high end outfit.
A mid-priced outfit to me would be a rod that cost $300 to $450. A Reel in the $250 to $350 range and a fly line in the $60 range. So a mid-range rod, reel and line would be in the $600 to $800 range.
A high-priced outfit would be a rod that cost $500 to $800. A reel in the $350 to $800 range and a fly line in the $60 to $100 dollar range. So a high-priced rod reel and line would be in the $900 $1,600 range or more.
Then there is the I gotta have it at any price range and you get into the $2000 to $4000 range.