Re: The newest member of the family...
The H&H classic is an excellent line and perfect for that rod in the DT.
When I was a kid. so much of my outdoor gear came from Herters.
Fly vise and tying materials, rod building stuff, archery stuff, down sleeping bag.
I'm pretty sure that my father had a Herter's fly rod... not that little one though.
I could see where the Herter's higher end bamboo rod might go for $250, but not a glass rod...no way. Even Philipsons don't go for that much.
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart