Wait, you want me to pay HOW MUCH for a fly fishing rod? HA! Dream on, sweetheart. Seriously, the one question everyone wants to know: Why the monster price tag? It pretty much relegates success in the sport to the rich and bored, right? Kind of. If you take your time and pick the right rod, it will be a companion for life. LIFE! Stretch four hundred dollars over ten, twenty, thirty years, and the average cost for a fishing trip isn't too bad, even if you only go once a year. To the doubters: check out our low-end combos. They'll suffice. To the rest of you, have fun choosing a life-long friend and remember, the investment is worth every penny.