I got a great deal on a Sage FLi last week. I love the rod and the price fit into my teachers salary. I read somewhere that Sage is closing out the FLi line (which may explain the great price). It is such a nice rod....why would a company want to close it out? For those of you who understand the industry, what motivates a close out? I know profits have to be a big part of the answer but I do not see the big picture on this one. Also, is it a bad idea to by close outs? I wouldn't trade my FLi even though I knew it was a close out when I bought it.

PS Ladyfisher.... I love your response to greg's letter. I was a "greg" 8 years ago and I have no regrets.