Sage GSL RP or Orvis Clearwater
I have the opportunity to go steelhead fishing on the Smith River this year, and I do NOT fish much. I also have a lot of old equipment from over the years.
I am debating whether to get my son (14 yrs old) a new Orvis Clearwater outfit for the trip, or buy him a reel to go with one of the rods below.
I have two old Sage GSL RP 9'6" #8 rods. One of them was used hard and the other is still like new.
I also have a new, Ross Momentum 5 which I will have an 8wt. line put on and use with one of the old Sage rods.
Question: Would you buy a reel (under $150) for the old Sage rod, ozr the new Orvis Clearwater outfit?