RE:Overlining .vs. Underling
Reading of Josko's experiments and recommendations gets me crazy for late spring and the onslaught of big gamefish into our waters!
As he and others have indicated, there is flexibility both ways depending on the fishing situation. I fish the 325 QD and the 444 clear intermediate in 9wt on the exact same rod and love it. Another awesome int. line for that rod is the Rio Striper line.
Feel free to borrow my Lamson LP w/ 444 9wt clear and/or the Rio if you'd like to try before you buy. I suspect you'll have a chance to try all kinds of gear at Terry's spring get-together. It's a good objective for the first trip, no? Don't buy until after the early May shindig!