Re: fly rod for the wife? need some ideas?
Keep in mind, you can get a full size Wind River setup from Cabelas for 70 bucks now. So you don't have to break the bank to get started. I know it's not the greatest rod, but it should be fishable. And if she doesn't take to it, you're only out $70 for rod, reel, and line. At the $150 range there are a variety of options, often in lesser known brands, that offer good service. I just set my 11 year old son up with a Flextec CRX88, reel with extra spool, and three lines (floating, sinking, slow sinking) for $150. That includes shipping from Great Britain. If you poke around the net a bit looking for reviews, you can find some nice rods for not much.