Originally Posted by MikeG
I probably should mention that I am going to use 10wt line on the 9wt rod. The main reason I want it under $300 is that I need to buy two reels. I want something good but rather not spend a fortunate getting it.
I may be missing something here, but if you're going to use a 10 wt. line on your 9 wt. rod, and you're going to use a 10 wt. line on your 10 wt. rod, then why do you needs two reels? Couldn't you just switch one reel with the 10 wt. line from you 9 wt. rod to your 10 wt. rod; since you're not apt to be fishing both rods simultaneously(?)