There are many worthy causes that can be supported these days and amongst the most popular are pet adoption organizations. There are many pets who are given up for adoption or merely just left to fend for themselves. The right thing to do is to adopt one of these creatures and to give them a warm loving home and to take care of them for years to come.
I however feel that there is a worthy cause that most people and especially in the fly fishing fraternity seem to have ignored, until now… I introduce to you, “Adopt a Rod”. Many rods and reels are bought every year and with that the previous years models become unused and in certain cases unwanted. The new rod or reel takes preference with the owner and the old rod or reel becomes forgotten, and in some terribly sad cases they seize to ever see the light of day again.
I recently purchased a used Sage TCX 6wt 9ft rod, that was still in a mint condition and I paid about two thirds less than it’s original price. This is a rod that sold for between $800 – $900 US before being replaced by the new Method this year.
Premium branded rods and reels are called premium for a reason, however it can also be affordable if you keep your ear on the ground and shop around for a used model. It is also a good way to be introduced to quality brands such as Sage, Scott, Gloomis etc. and once you start using their equipment you will understand what the fuss is all about. I’m not saying don’t buy a new rod, if you can afford it go ahead by all means. There are thousands of rods and reels out there looking for a new homes, and they won’t eat the newspaper.
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