I have a Brand New...and I mean New/never cast Winston BIIIx 9'6" 7 wt. that I might consider parting with. Purchased with another rod from a shop going out of business. I'd need $525.00, which, essentially, is getting my money back. I realize that is above your budget, but, what a deal!
Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once…The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish you caught isn’t someone else’s gift to you? Lee Wulff
The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be. John Gierach