The local (used to be local until we moved last year) outfitter decided to
get rid of their made int he USA rods, and just carry TFO and chinese St. Croix fly rods. They have two St. Croix Legend Ultra rods marked down to
$189 (these are
IPC models): a 9' 5wt and an 8'6" 4wt. They looked great when we were there this past weekend, and my wife said "Buy 'Em".
I have two 5wt's and two 4wt's: 7'6" St. Croix Imperial 2-pc, and 7'6" SCII
2-pc. The 5wt's are Diamondback 8'6" Aeroflex(es) , one 2-pc and the other a
3-pc. The Aeroflex rods are still under warranty, but only if they have the
sections I need left. The 4wt's are no longer under warranty as fas as I
Question: If you were me (scary thought
), would you buy the LU's and
sell one each of the 4 and 5 wts that I already have? Not buy the LU's at
all. Seek psychiatric help?
I like rods that break down into 3 and 4 pieces, so........
P.S. I fish from a canoe a LOT
, so the 9' rod might be a help there.