Re: Stocked trout question ;)
I use 6x tapered w/ 7x tippit on no heavier than 4wt rods, generally only on 2-3wt... your post isn't clear on what weight rod you're setting this up on, please advise
... But a lifelong journey.
I choose fly rods the same way I do women, motorcycles, and cowboy boots...
go with what ever feels good, and keep on hand as many as I can afford