Over the last few years there have been a few small top end fly fishing company's pop up around the country. I am curios if you would buy a rod or reel from a small company? some new company's import product (rods or reels) and resell them for cheap. Maybe add some engraving or have their own colors but basically are an import company. There are some others that build their product here and are competing with top end product at the upper levels of the price range. These company's are designing and building their own products. I am curios if you go into a fly shop and they carry Sage, Scott, Orvis ect. and a lesser known product advertizing top performance and by examining the product has top of the line components. Would you feel comfortable spending your money on a small company that you may of not heard of before?