Hey guys, haven't you heard, Costco is the cool store and Wal-Mart is the bad store. Our city in Bellingham just bought 10 acres for waste water mitigation to help the local Costco store move its location to increase the store size. This thing is so ripe with political favoritism that it stinks. Sage may make some decent rods but they are off my list of approved vendors until they make the same deals with the fly shops. That goes for the other big names too. Apparently these fly gear suppliers don't know who butters their bread!