Ha!! But I want to know who holds the title for most rods! I currently have 30+ at my house but only six are mine. Surely someone on the forum has 20 to 30 that they actually own...please please please don't make me count !!!!
To help him with his question why not ask "Who is still using their first rod, or second?"
I believe I'm under 30 (I hope). I use 490-3 LL mostly for trout. Sent it to Sage with a broken tip. They sent me a new one with a note saying mine was worn out, graphite showing through everywhere.I have too many rods ("too many" is in the eye of the beholder-I have rods I never use so that's too many to me). But I still get the most use out of my first "real" fly rod, a Sage Light Line 486-2 (I had an Eagle Claw Trailmaster fly/spin rod before that). My advice: shell out for a nice rod with a good warranty. Sage has repaired my LL three times.
If I fished with a 10' rod, I'd be in the bushes on the opposite bank. I use a 7'9" 3wt in the summer time. Plus as old as I am I only fish in the summer time now.