Sometimes, if you want the people in your life to come to the river with you, you’ve got to help them get the gear to make it fun. The Redington Crosswater Rod is a great choice for a newer angler. Its moderate-fast action is forgiving for someone working on their cast, and the four-piece design and alignment dots for easy set up make it easy for them to take responsibility for their own rod. Designed to handle all types of water, this is a great rod to experiment with while figuring out what type of fly fishing is your favorite. The price point makes this rod an economical choice for anyone who may not be a permanent member of the sport—but hopefully they’ll stick around.