Re: Clearwater and Sage One 4wt
I just started fly fishing about a year ago, and I bought a Clearwater. I did so after reading reviews, and in part due to some exceptional customer service at the Orvis store. I've fished with it 2-3 times per week since then, and I really like it. I don't think for a new fly fisherman that you can go wrong with the Clearwater. In the past year I've caught cuts, browns, brookies, bows, and salmon on mine and I know it will continue to serve me well. The 25 year warranty is nice, too.
I get the Clearwater and use the extra cash you'll save on waders and other supplies.