Over the years I’ve owned probably 30 fly rods and reels. Some I sold, traded and gave as gifts. I think my favorites that are no longer in my collection include a Sage 690-3 SP paired with an Abel Super 5 reel. I called the rod green lightning. Despite my herky-jerky casting style, sweet loops and easy mending. It could chuck and duck or fish medium to large dries. I’d keep it un-stored on my backseat, strung up and ready to go. I’ve caught pike in the Little Muskegon where old 131 crosses while wearing a suit after a client meeting as well as small rainbows in the small creeks near Ionia and Howard City after court in Ionia and Big Rapids. It was always ready and I loved it. One day my dog was in the back seat and I spotted a completely unexpected speed trap going into Muskegon. Hot the brakes a little quick. Dog tumbled onto the rod and 2 sections snapped. Sadly, I couldn’t get it repaired. Sage replaced it with an SLT that just doesn’t make me swoon like the SP. I mustn’t csught 1,000 fish with it from the Everglades to Talkeetna, Alaska. Sigh. There also was a RPL+6100-3 with a Tibor Trout reel that I sold. That was the ultimate Indy rig. Now I love my Winston 6 weight 11’ switch with a Hatch 7 Plus Finatic. How about you guys? What are your favorite rigs and why?