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Old 06-04-2013, 07:17 PM
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In search of an upgrade; expertise needed

Hello all! I am a relatively new fly fisherman. I began fishing around 2-3 years ago. My main quarry is trout in tight-quarters WV streams, although I occasionally pursue bass and panfish. Until this point, I have been using a 8'6 #5 White River Hobbs Creek rod and reel combo from BPS. I have been quite pleased by this setup, but look to improve upon this with a new rod and reel. I am looking to spend $150-$200 for the rod and something like that for the reel. in total, I look to stay UNDER $350 for the whole setup. My two candidates to this point have been the TFO Professional II rod in 8'6 #4 ($149)...
Here: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fishi...3Bcat105573780
...and the Cabela's LSi, also in 8'6 #4 ($189)
Here: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fishi...3Bcat105573780
If anyone has knowledge of these rods, I would like to know. I like the LSi because of the looks and from what I have heard of the performance. Although the looks of the TFO are slightly less pleasing to me, I have heard it is a phenomenal rod and the lifetime warranty is reassuring. As to reels, I have considered the Lambson Konic II
Here: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fishi...3Bcat105572880
but haven't put much thought to it. Any help or suggestions outside of my options shown here are more than welcome and appreciated. Thanks much!

EDIT: I apologize, I realized after posting that this is in the incorrect category in this forum. This is a mistake on part of me being unfamiliar with this forum. My apologies.

Last edited by hlnichols; 06-04-2013 at 07:19 PM. Reason: Incorrect Forum.
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