Re: Favorite less expensive rods / reels?
All I have are "less expensive" outfits. My favorite is a TFO Pro 8'6" 4wt. with a Battenkill Bar Stock reel. It just feels good to me. I have a Clearwater II with a Rocky Mountain Turbo that I like pretty well. Also a TFO Finesse 2wt. that is a lot of fun. As I think about it, though, my go to rod for pan fish and as a backup is an older garage sale Cabela's 4-5 wt. with a Medalist. That thing just keeps taking abuse.