Well, I've decided to make like Bob Barker, and have my fish Speyed. I plan on buying a TFO. only question is, do I go with the 12'.5" 8 wt, or the 14' 9wt. I know they both have advantages. This will probably be a one time deal for me. I'm a first timer at spey, but have been using the casting techniques already with my 9ft. The Clearwater, and Snake will be my main target rivers for the rod. I think I'm leaning towards the 12.5. Will that 8wt handle the occasional large fish or B run. just how much of an advantage is that 14/9wt. I'm probably going to be throwing the Delta "Long" line with it. Thanks!