I have been all over creation the last two weeks (VT, NH, CT, RI) and today I am in Bangor Maine.
After I finished up what I needed to do today, I headed over to the hotel and what did I see? A LL Bean outlet.
I stopped in and found plenty of bargains and grabbed a pair of $100 polarized glasses with built in magnifiers (2X) for $17.95. For a cheap bastard like myself, it warmed my heart.
Here is where the urgency comes into play: I saw a 6'6" 4W LL Bean fly-rod for $59. Is this a good rod for small streams that I hope to go to this spring? Also, what type of reel do I buy for it? I am assuming a reel that is rated for 4W line but since I am relatively new to this I wanted to ask. I didn't see any 4W reels but I am really tempted to get a second fly-rod (especially since my son wants to learn).
One last question....I am assuming that it is no big deal to mix and match product (LL Bean, Orvis, etc.).
Thanks in advance to those who respond.