March 31, 2011
3 Killer Fly Combos Under $500
Isn't it about time you retire grandpa's ol' glass fly rod and clunky automatic reel? Honor gramps by putting it on display above the fireplace—and upgrade to a
Worried about the cost? Work current seams without breakin' piggy banks. Check out our top three picks, all under 500 bucks.
Most folks know the "RS-4" as a German V8 that can do zero-to-110 in 4.7 seconds. Not bad, but the
can push 250 mph during a double-haul. Like the Audi, the Redington is balanced, fast, and full of power. And at well under 400 clams, a 4- or 5-weight RS-4 might just be the best trout/panfish fly combo goin' right now.
As rag-tag kids chasin' fish from farm pond to mountain stream—and dog-earing fly catalogs in our off-time—Sage is what we aspired to; still is. Get into
the good stuff
for under 500 bucks.
Orvis Clearwater II
will fish everything from size 20/22 dries to sizeable bugs. Slam 'hoppers against the bank during the day and size down for the evening hatch with the same rod. Less than 400 greenbacks. Wow!
Now and hit the water with a new combo!
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