Re: Neewbie looking for Rod/Reel advice
Well, you certianly couldnt go wrong with that sage, I own a few and love them. Another rod you may want to look at is the redington rods, I have heard great things about them. I was thinking about adding one of teh sage bass rods to my collection but think I will go for the redington, predater series. 400 (sage) 200 (red) and hear they are great rods.
If trout are your game I would go with a 8 1/2 foot or 9ft in a 4 or 5wt.
And PC has a great tip, get a good line.