This is great advice for areas I fish. However, I would substitute a trout spey in a 3,4 or 5 wt. rod for the "toy spey" and my short spey rod is a 7wt. instead of an 8wt but I don't fish for chums. I would seriously look at the Loop Evotech while they can be had for such a low price. I really like the composite handle and the shape... some are put off by it, but I really like it. My 9140 has become my favorite rod for anadromous fish on the Columbia and Clearwater ---it is incredibly easy to cast a lot of line (both Scandi and Skagit) with little to almost no effort.