Re: rookie needs some help
I do not work for Temple Fork. At any rate, I would recommend Temple Fork Finesse Series, if you are talking about 200 dollars range. I have been using their 3 wt 7” 9 and it was a remarkable rod. I hooked up 17 inch bows sometimes and had no problem reeling them in. I used the rod for catching bass (some of which are fat and big) and had no problem with it.
I heard great stories about their 5 wt as well. If you find in the website about 5 wt shootout done by Yellowstoneanglers.com, they believe that the rod is even better than other expensive rods. One of my friends was also using 4 wt shorter 7”9 rod for spring creek fishing and really like it.
Their warranty service is top notch. One caveat is that the rod is slow and I like the slow rod. So before you purchase it, try them.