As rods get more expensive over time, it is nice to see some companies making excellent rods at a better price. I would look into Beulah rods for sure and you may want to check out the new rods at Allen fly fishing. I have a few Beulah rods and I think they are as good as anything else out there. I just got an Allen Mystic rod and haven't tried it yet, but it seems decent. If you decide to buy any, let us know what you think.
Greg (a.k.a. Hafwit)
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