Fly fisherman are notorious gearheads. From hand-cut skagit heads and complicated dry fly leader formula's to the jumble of rod tubes most of have stashed in some corner of the house -- we tinker, we obsess and we collect.
What would you choose if you could only fish one rod, reel and line setup for the rest of your days? We'll give out extra credit for including an all-purpose fly as well.
I'd have to go with my 9" 5wt Sage SLT, paired with my Waterworks/Lamson UFA Force spooled with a Rio Gold line. I've fished this setup all over the country, from landlocked salmon in Maine to picky giant rainbows on the Henry's Fork. It's got enough backbone to cast a double indicator rig, but loads deep enough into the butt that I don't feel like I'm waving a broomstick.