Reviews of cheap rods?
My sons love to fly fish. My oldest is pretty darn good. His younger brother has a way to go. We have good to better rigs for them.
Deal is I'm from family of 9 (7 boys) and wife from 5 (3 boys), thus my sons have beau coup cousins. Many fish with us and would like to try flyfishing. However have widely varying skill sets and regard for proper care of tackle. For spinning, casting rods there are very credible choices at $20-30 without reel (I got a pile of cheap fly reels).
I don't want to put $$$ rods in their hands so looking at the bottom end of the spectrum.