Spey weight for largemouth
I went to finally pick up a Spey rod for largemouth today. Was going to get the 7wt Shooting Star from Orvis. The guys at my local orvis are really good guys and they actually turned me away from buying it. They said a 7wt Spey would be far too much rod and line grain for even a decent sized largemouth, being fairly equivalent to a 9wt standard rod.
I was wondering what you all thought of this? Do you agree a 7wt Spey is too much stick for largemouth? If so, what size would you go, 4, 5, 6? Could you also suggest a specific rod?
To stave off some comments, I'm not interested in switch rods.