If I were to buy only one Spey rod it would be 13' and a 7 wt. It would be made of Unobtanium, which is weightless and therefore significantly lighter than a Sage ONE. The rod action would be medium, neither too fast nor too slow. It casts Skagit heads with sink tips and regular floating short belly (50-55') lines equally well. It is the perfect rod for my steelhead fishing.