Re: New Rod?
LRO used to sell and may still carry the Cortland CL 6 piece travel/pack rods. They were a nice small and fairly inexpensive pack rod. They make a 7'6" 3/4wt at $170. I used to own an 8' 4wt 4 piece and would consider it a med. action rod. I like to carry an extra pack rod with me when hiking into backcountry streams in case I fall and break a tip. This has happened before and I had to hike back out to my vehicle. There are lots of excellent pack rods out there to choose from whatever your budget. I would cast several different ones before deciding.