Please check outWW Grigg
. I won one during the Take A Warrior Fishing event hosted byEvergreen Bass Club
here in WA. They are affordable (~$80), look great and made in the USA by hand. Mine came with the Sierra 4/5 so I agree with you on that one, but Cabelas does have the Prestige ($40) and Wind River($30 on sale $20) reels. I have the prestige with a Three Forks 9" 5wt 5pc and both are nice, but I like the Griggs rod better. But then again I also use a $20 black eagle claw from Wal-Mart and a $11 shakespeare 1095 single action reel...so I may not know what a good rod or reel is.