I thought that since I've acquired 3 switch rods that I wouldn't be buying more 1 handers, but I need/want a new 6. Not interested in high dollar rods as after over 50 yrs of fishing my casting skills are not going to improve enough to justify the incrimental increase in performance that $700 rods provide. Plus my ego doesn't need to be stroked by showing off the latest, greatest high tech rods. I already have TFO Teeney's and Tichr-X's, Redington CPS's, and Echo 2's in other line wts and am happy with their cost/performance values. The rods that I'm looking at are the TFO Axiom 9', The Echo 2 saltwater 9', and the Redington CPS saltwater 9' or 9'-6". I haven't yet been able to lay hands on the Axiom or the Redington. The Echo 2 comes with 2 tips and it casts well with either tip. Depending on line used. Am not certain of the rod weight on the Echo, but the TFO is listed at 5.3 oz and the Redington at 3.6 oz, making the TFO a heavy weight. The rod usage will be primarily saltwater used as a salt beach & salt boat rod with a little BC Kamloops trout fishing thrown in. I know that opinions are like **holes everybody has one. But I would appreciate feedback from those who have used these rods.