Hey, 1move, take a deep breath. exhale slowly. think happy thoughts.
Now, I'm going to show you a photo of a bunch of fly rods. Orvis. Sage. Loomis. Scott. Thomas & Thomas. Echo. Single and two-handers. They are mine. 45 years experience.
I strongly suspect guys like Dan and the others have very similar collections. One could infer from the photo that maybe the guy a. knew a little about fly rods and b. might have some decent advise/experience to offer up. Not showing off my toys. Trying to make a not so subtle point.
The OP asked for help, and I think (and I bet he does, too) he got some.
LOL, and that's my dog's little white bear, not mine.