Well, after alot of consideration and not alot of money I purchased a 2pc.7'9"5wt.Clearwater.I wanted something the right length and weight for Bluegill/brooktrout/ocassional big fish. What I bought was a great rod!Of the bamboos that I have cast this rod is close to a boo action. I actually like fishing it better than my St.Croix Avid 5wt. Of course they are different actions.The best part is that I got it for 25% off in Orvis' June special.The rod looks alot better in hand than in the catalog too.Just thought I'd pass this info on.God Bless and Good Fishin!