I've been casting one handed for some time and this winter I went out with Steve Buckner on the O.P. Well needless to say after about oh....uh....um.....two seconds on the two hander I was hooked. Now here is the problem. I don't know what rod to start out with. I have been looking at the TFO and the CND rods. I'm thinking I want a 9/10 wt to handle both steelhead and Strippers since I do live on the East coast. I really liked Steve's Sage but I don't have the money to drop on one. I can spend no more than 400 on my rod prefferably 300. I have an Orvis Mach V for a reel. Does anyone have any wise advice for a novice?