Re: Best premium rod for beginner?
Alot of good advice about not spending alot on your first rod. For what you are looking for I would check the auction sites for a discontinued Scott A3 9ft 5 wt...you should be able to pick up a new one with full warranty for under $225. It is a great rod for the money, slow enough as to not discourage learners but enough back bone and "punch" to get some decent distance and cheat the wind on larger western rivers. I still have my heart set on purchasing a Sage ZXL when they are discontinued, but will not give my A3!