it looks like you have at least made an acurate choice of weight and length for those rivers. that size is pretty good for the grand as well, maybe a little heavy for the fish but just right for the water. as to brand or action i would try to cast as many different rods as possible to see what you like. the sages are generally slower action (outside of the tcr) and rods like loomis and t&t are generally faster action. action is largely personal preference and you will need to do your test driving to find what you like and what works well for the distance/weight you need for fishing your water. have fun doing the research.