Two immediatly come to mind, both Sages. (Actually gave both rods away to kids I'd met on the river.) 7136-4 and the 8136-4, both original issue
brownies right off the production line.
Have purchased 'new/old' ones in the last few months. A real walk down memory line. The third was a 12'3" Anderson 8wt, Skagit head, sink tip and SpeyCo reel. Close young friend from (10+?) years back asked (a couple of months back) if 'Can I cast that?' For context, I'd taught him how to cast a 2hander a long time back.
Showed how to workwith a Skagit Head and he's totally in the grove minutes later. My Yellow Lab and I just went back to the beach and I had a couple of smokes, then took a nap. Nate's banging them out better than I was.
He had to 'aim' down stream as he'd have been in the trees across the river.
Man in his 'element?' The 'rod/rig and the Guy?'
Fishing a few day later and brought the rod tube; he had fun. End of day and I asked him to break down the rod and put sections in the cloth/tube. And handed the tube/reel/line to him and 'It's yours.'
Bluster-bluster ... 'But I can't!!??'
'Son, I'm just short of 71 and you're going to get this rod in my Will; or you can take it now.' That was a statement, not a question.