Re: after much decision...echo I went
I too have just plunged into 2 handed rods. I got to know several local fishermen that fish the same river I do for the same stuff I do. I listen to what they had to say. Particularly fishing methods. They all pretty much agreed on how you wanted to fish. In my case it was slow and deep in the long slow runs. They also agreed on 2 handers for better casting on a brush lined river with poor wading situations in some spots which allowed for better covering some of the pools. They all didn't agree on line types (skajit or scandi). But I talked to other people and told them what I wanted to do, size of river length of cast, type of flies etc. and most came back with one recommendation that seemed logical.