Though it would be fun to start a thread where we name our one and only favorite rod. The one that made you fall in love. The rod that you can not live without. Crack a beer and lets bs about our favorite stick.
I am guessing you are still kind of new to fly fishing or just now really getting into it. I say that because its like a drug. You will want another one and another one and seeing how you just got this it reminds me when I got my sage flight, I thought that rod was the holy grail. Well since then I got a winston gvx, and I must have died and went to heaven, The only problem is I know its just the start and its only a 4wt, so I will need a new 6wt.lol So now I am looking at the boron IIIx or one of those there are so many and dreaming about the day I can talk my wife into letting me get it, or winning the lotto and being about to just get a room full of high end rods that I can try.lol Its just hard for me as I only buy new rods as I want the lift time warranty that comes with them. So for now my favorite rod is my gvx. But thats only tell I can get the next step up. And for you guys out there that think it doesn't matter if its a 100$ rod or 1000$ rod my guess is you haven't had the 1000$ rod because I can tell the difference every time I move up!!! So good luck with your next rod and make sure you get on here and tell me how much you love that one too!!!The reason why I started this thread is because I have just found that one rod that I absolutely fell in love with. I always wanted a Sage fly rod but was always too poor to afford one. Finally my day came today when I received my Sage Vantage 5wt. I know this is not the highest end rod out there, and I know its not even the highest end rod in the Sage lineup. However, I am so in love with everything from the blank color, the thread, cork, everything. This rod will be the one that my grand children will hold and think of me when I am looong gone.
I can understand that and I'm sure thats true. I was just letting you know you are probably in for a long ride when it comes to these rod's, reels, line's, and flys. Because it just doesn't seem like you can ever have enough. Oh let me just speak for my self. I can never have enough. I still go into the fly shop so much that they know me buy name and I have enough fly's that last time I was in he said he didn't know what to tell me to just try what I had and if I ran out of options it would probably be dark out. I still bought another dozen of different things I don't think I have....hope you caught that.lolOh thanks man. You are probably right. However, this one I think will always be extra special because to me even though I have had a few rods before, they were always the cheap walmart brand ones, and this is my first true quality rod that I really have alot of pride in. So with that said, although there will be many more in the future, this will always be the first one that really made me feel that way.