Take a look at the TFO Professional series of rods. Great value for the money is an understatement. If you want something faster (which I personally recommend) take a look at the TFO TiCr X 9' 5wt 4 pc. or the TiCr 9' 4 or 5 wt. TFO offers great performance for a great price. Great warranty from a service oriented company. They have some nice reels as well.