The shack nasties are setting in. Spokane is a very cold place in Janaury! I’m thinking ahead a couple months to working the weedy shoals with an olive bugger. I use a five weight for the vast majority of my stillwater fishing. Over the years I’ve fished some really good ones. My favorite ever was a Sage SP. It was my first nice rod but I ended up selling it in grad school to finance a Loomis GLX, which I “needed” to contend with Wyoming winds. It was a good choice at the time but now that I’m back in WA I wish I still had that SP. A year ago my GLX was stolen out of a vehicle and now I fish a Winston Vapor, another nice stick, and a compromise between the buttery smoothness of the SP and rocket-launching ability of the GLX. I’m thinking about picking up another 5 weight before the spring thaw and I want something more like the SP. I know there are options for getting one on Ebay or other used gear outlets. But I was wondering about other rods that I might not have considered. What do you suggest for something medium to med/fast that will be used primarily for casting intermediate lines to fat Spokane-area ‘bows?