RE:The price performance balancing point
Great perspectives John, I really hope the price points come down soon. I suppose I will always lust after the high end no matter what happens.
One plug: if you haven't already cast the Sage DS2 10wt, try it at the show. It's one of the few 10wt's you could cast for 8-12 hours without requiring rehab afterwards. People notice right away that the 9wt DS2 feels much lighter than some of the stiffer and heavier 9wt's out there, but no one disagrees that it is perfectly matched with the 9wt line. For additional lifting power on boats or for heavier setups, the 10wt DS2 is a great deal for the money at just over $200.