03-16-2006, 01:58 PM
My son turns 14 in May and for his birthday I am looking for a packable combo rod. He is still a spin fisherman and just breaking into fly fishing. I saw in Bass pro shop a *Browning Blacksmith LINE WEIGHT 5/6 SPIN CONVERTIBLE 4-8 LB MONO 7'9 which I am sure is made over seas. I have a orvis clearwater 5wt that I am letting him use now, but to keep from packing in two rods I thought the convertibe would work better. Is this a decent rod? Does anyone have another suggestion?