I looked at those rods, and they look prefect... A little too perfect. Some of them cost around $300!
I found a Lamiglas 7' 2-piece medium-action rod for $60, are there cheaper rods worth looking at? I can tell the difference (feel + quality) between a $40 Daiwa and a $100 Shimano reel with my eyes closed, does the same hold true for rods? What do I get with a $200+ rod?
The saying goes "spend at least as much on a scope as you did on the rifle", should I be looking at spending 3 times as much on the rod as I did on the reel?
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.