Today I broke my 9', 5 WT rod. It is not covered and now I am in a hurry to replace it. It is unlikely that I will be able to complete a thorough research job and am hoping to tap into the experience and knowledge here. I have searched the threads and did not locate anything that was helpful, since most of these advice requests are for a specific type of rod (beach rod, nymphing rod, etc). I want to by another rod of the same length and line weight. It will be my primary rod and I don't have a lot of rods. I will be using if for lakes, rivers (primarily nymphing and streamer fishing on rivers) and I fish the beaches for SRC. I know a lot of guys have multiple rods in the same weight to specialize based upon the type of fishing. I wish i could do that but simply cannot afford it. I am looking for a rod with a price tag no more than $400 and would love to find something solid in the $250 to $300 range. I am looking for suggestions/advice to at least narrow the field to 2-3 choices. Thanks in advance for anyone who has the time to respond.