Re: Your 2 cents on a first timers outfit
I think that you did a good move trading the 3 for the 4. Not that there is anything wrong with a 3wt. but, I think that you will be able to do a little more with the 4 and maybe hold off for awhile on the 5wt. I caught a 22" trout this winter on my 4wt bamboo and 24" this weekend on my 4wt glass, so it will handle the bigger fish. I have a 10' 5wt TFO Pro and it is a fantastic rod. The action is med/med-fast, perfect for them little guys also.
Not familiar with the reel so we will leave that one alone.