Welcome aboard, Sorby! Where in the UK are you from if you don't mind me asking? I have used my dad's hobbs creek 6wt and its a surprisingly good rod. However, I fly back from London tomorrow morning and as soon as I get a chance to use my newly ordered Allen rod and reel, I will almost certainly be spouting the Allen gospel more than I already am
I don't want to make you wait for that review, I'm sure there are plenty of people that will suggest them even before I get to test my own set-up.