Good replys Hackleman. Especially limiting one's self on specs. Rod weight, reel weight, and swing weight. All different things.
Pomperaugian- seems like you're one of a very small percentage that doesn't like Dan Craft's rods. But you can't compare a 9' 5w 6pc. FTL to a 9' 4w 4pc. Sig V. Two different rods, with different tapers. It's not a fair comparison.
I still say check out the SigV