10-09-2010, 01:40 PM
Re: Best 8 wt for $300?
MP, is on it. Would you buy a car without driving it?
I have a friend who owns a super noodle (not the brand).
I showed him how to water load with it. Ugly but possible.
Several hours later he borrowed my Sage. He immediately exclaimed how much easier it was. (I knew that.)
My thing is, test drive on the water, grass casting tells you how well it'll throw a dry.
But if you intend to fish indies, weight, big-flies, do yourself a favor, get on the water.
For the money, the Reddingtons are a value.
Ultimately, it's not catching fish that satisfies, but knowing how.