check out the rod Redington makes. I hear good things about it, lifetime warranty, and will not break the bank. I think Avid Angler in Lake Forest Park carries it. I have an older TFO TICRx 14 wt. that I used for the first time on Christmas Island catching yellow fin tuna. It was an amazing rod which I will keep for a few more years until I am too old to reel in big fish.