That's right Wayne, but Theo won't give him 4 years.
This rod is blue with red and white wraps- the Red Sox rod . I broke my big rod earlier in the dt but the little spey got it done.
Under $200.00 and it works fine for summer or winter fish
I fish them almost exclusively. They are reliable; possibly the perfect backup given their price and dependability. You may have to add weight to the real in the form of lead wrapped around the spool if you use it on a spey.
The only other drawback is that you cannot palm it. You can add tension to the line, by running it through your fingers.
The only reason I will ever fish any other real is vanity or aesthetics.
It allows for palming. The RC reels have the outside edge if the spool exposed, so that you can add a manual drag with your palm. Medalists are click and pawl reels, so it is advantages to be able to add tension (drag) manuallly when landing a fish.