For those who love small creeks and streams, the Sage TXL rod, Click Series Reel, and Quiet DT Line, join together to form an integrated ultralight flyfishing system.
The TXL rod is extremely light (less than 2oz) with a fast action tip. The lower portion of the rod is actually quite stiff. This works well against wind that might otherwise confound a UL angler.
It casts effortlessly with the ability to put small flies where you want them. If need be, putting 30' of line out is not an issue with this rod. And, it can handle a dropper set-up or nymph rig if that's what's needed to get the job done.
The Click Series reel is a work of art and priced like one to boot at $300.00. However, if you have the money, it's designed for the TXL rod series and, quite frankly, once sat, you'll not want to take it off. Light weight with a LA design, it is a smooth winding piece of equipment. The 'drag' control is very functional in providing enough 'click' to prevent even a 16" fish from causing backlash. The bronze finish is just plain sexy.
And, finally, the Quite Taper DT line just shoot through the guides like no other. Sage discourages a WF line for this system and I have to agree. By mating up weight to weight, you get a perfect marriage of balance, engineering, and fun!
For UL anglers, this makes the experience much more rewarding. If it were not so dang pricey, I'd give it tens across the board. But, in this economy.....