How about a custom built 6wt? I have been putting one through hell for the past few weeks and absolutely love it. It's fast and powerful without being too fast.
Has no problem casting 1/0 deer hair poppers with moderate wind and absolutely no problem with #4 - 8 clousers and a sink tip.
The blank is an MHX. 9' 4pc 6wt....around the $200 mark. PM me if you want info on the builder.
Here a few pics of fish I've landed with it so far