In our Economy Package we recommend an 8 weight 4-piece Sage Response rod. The Response is a very solid and smooth rod. It throws heavy flies and sink tips well.
The reel is a sturdy and proven Sage 3280 Reel. It is a solid aluminum, large arbor reel with a sealed drag system. The standard line is Rio Grand.
The package comes with a Cordura covered, PVC rod case.
Both the rod and reel come with an unconditional lifetime warranty for the first owner.