No offense taken Ed. Just tryin to help out.

To be fair... I like the Trout SA rod since it is a 4 piece. It handles great. the Fly line seems top notch. I had issues with the leader. Almost like it got baked in the sun, cuz it was breaking with less than a half lb of pressure. So I ended up replacing that almost immediately. Lastly, I wasn't fond of the plastic reel.

If you buy the SA you won't be disappointed, I just think the BPS or Cabelas Combos are better, in part because it seems to have a higher quality reel. Then again, I mostly use my reel for storage as I haven't hooked into a giant yet! Heh