My line of work teaches me that what we want isn’t what we need and what we need isn’t what we expect. I suppose the same philosophy holds true in choosing a fly rod. I am also trained to gather intelligence using logic and planning to execute the best possible outcome.
I have started contacting people who deal in antique fishing equipment IE bamboo rods and asking for recommendations based on my style of fishing.
Again, everything with a $600 dollar price tag!
Again, not going to happen. I have never bought into the idea that fly-fishing is an elitist activity. Now does spending $600 on a fly rod may one an elitist? No, I would think not. However, I am determined to find the rod for me at a much lower cost.