Re: Long time fisherman first time fly
I agree with Tie, you will soon want 2 or more rods. I have a Scott 4 weight that I love but when I put on some of the big bass bugs I can't cast worth a darn. A 6 weight is a good starting point, it's kind of middle of the road.
As Steve said, you can talk to 12 different people and get 12 different opinions. I went through several less expensive rods before I got my Scott. It has lasted longer than all the others combined. Definitely go with something that has a lifetime warranty.
Have fun fly fishing.