After a weekend of chuck n'duck nymphing and a really sore shoulder, I'm ready to make the jump to a switch rod. I'll primarily be using it for Steelhead a few times a year and for fishing big local rivers like the Lehigh and Delaware, with a few occasional casts at a lake or two.
Nick just picked up the Cabelas LSI switch in a 7 weight, 11 ft this week and after I got to mess with it last night, I really like it. It's definitely the cheapest way to go for a decent setup.
But, I've been exploring my options. I've been looking at the Echo 10'10" 7 weight, the Redington CPX, St Croix Imperial (I already own two SC rods and I do love them), and Scott's line of switch rods.
So, I'm asking for the help of all my blog readers. Does anyone have any input or any of the rods above or switch gear in general? I'm still new to it and I want to make the best decision possible. I'm trying to keep it around the $400-$450 range for the entire setup.
I really wish I could afford to spend $1-2K on a setup. A Hatch reel would pair up perfect with this Sage TCX.