Peter, with all due respect to you, especialy on rods and actions, i was merely suggesting some sage's i liked as per spock's preference in manufacturers. there are undoubtedly many cheaper, arguably better rods on the market and i think some fine examples were mentioned by all.
Gillie, all these rods mentioned can certainly cast better than the people holding them (myself included) can make them cast. we have many choices these days and should be thankful for it. the research is more enjoyable than most.