Thanks to everyone for all the input, each bit is very helpful for a beginner. I will be going to a local fly shop soon to test the TFO and Albright, I have not yet found a local shop that has the Echo. I am looking for this rod to use on an upcoming trip to Alaska for steelhead and king salmon. I was also hoping to use it for largemouth back home. Would an 8 wt. be appropriate for both of these situations or should I go for a 7 or 9?
Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Last edited by jberger41; 02-01-2006 at 08:40 PM.