I live in the West and fish for trout in Utah, Colorado and Montana. I have fished with Sage rods, Orvis, Lomis, Redding and various rod blanks I have built myself. For the money, I have found Sage and Orvis to be the best buys. Good quality. Good service and they fish great. What rods have worked well for you? I am in the market for a salmon rod biger than the 5 wts I fish now.