Re: Need to visit AA (angler's anonymous)
I think a great many people have done what you describe here. I still have and use the first rod that I was swayed toward by the advertisements in Fly Fisherman Magazine in the 1970's, a 1979 Orvis 7'9" Far & Fine 5 weight. I have never regretted buying it and it's been a wonderful thing to possess.
As time has transpired I found that once I was able to catch fish in any environment where fish were actually present the chance that I may want a different rod to do it with became far less prevalent. Time and the fact that during that 'time' I collected 20 different fly rods have hardened me to the marketing of tackle and I don't believe having another rod will improve my fishing one bit. Enjoy your new rod but draw the line somewhere, when we wake up and realize that we own a 3 weight, a 4 weight, a 5 weight and a six weight we are waking up too late. I do enjoy having a choice of what rod to use but many of them have not seen action for years.