Thanks for the Mega info Doug. I think I'm going to get the 8wt G.Loomis Cross Current from The Full Creel fly shop. Steve let me cast one and it really feels good to me. Now I've got to decide which reel and line to get. Do you have and suggestions? I'd kinda like to get the whole outfit at the same place. They carry some reels that I like, G.Loomis, Hardy and Solitude. They only carry Cortland fly lines though. Is that OK? Do you have any thoughts?