Re: Help getting started
i don't have a lot of experience with combos but I have bought 2 reddington rods...a tempt and a crosswater and they seem like good rods...i believe reddington is owned by the same company that owns sage so it is sure to be around a while
the crosswater combo ($120) from cabelas is a 9'5wt I got as a loaner rod and ended giving to my friend. it's a good rod (no warranty), I didn't care much for the reel that came for it...it's big/heavy but i tend to spend $$$ for lighter gear
there is a reddington pursuit, a step up ($160) that is a faster action but it has a better (aluminum) reel.
I think ECHO sells a combo in this price range. I have no experience with them but the other local fly shop almost sold me on one becuase of the price. i went with the more established company....