Wasing raised my parents didn't have significantly cash so for a bunch of the activities I pursued, I had to make the cash to acquire the gear. It takes a 8 year old a while to clean adequate automobiles to acquire a fishing pole, especially if there aren't a bunch of cars in the community to begin with. So the important things I had were couple of, however well made.
Residing in southerly Oregon, I had to get a steelhead configuration so I got a 9'6" 7wt. For the longest time these 3 poles covered all my fundamental fly fishing requirements. However when I started operating in a fly shop, I had accessibility to more rods as well as began viewing the worth of a more customized rod.