Mike has a good point, we can't answer your question without first knowing the species of fish your after. If your primarily going salt fishing or carp fishing then a 9 wt might work, if on the other hand you are primarily going after trout then you will be better served with a 4-6 wt fly rod.
It also really helps if you put up on your profile where you are from, you don't have to give an exact location, if we have some idea of the part of the country you are in we can help with better advice. On mine for example, it says Pinedale, WY, if you didn't want to be that specific then just say WY or Rockies, that gives the rest of us an idea what you might be fishing for.
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Originally Posted by habhide
Probably mostly trout and bass. I am still getting my feet wet (so to speak) when it comes to fishing in Okahoma.
OK, with that knowledge, I wouldn't recommend a 9 wt. You could fish with a 9 wt but it wouldn't be much fun, more like using a broom stick, the rod won't flex much when you hook into your average trout or bass. You would be much better off with a 6 wt or maybe even a fast 5 wt unless the bass you are targeting are on the large side of the scale. Do you have a local fly shop in the area where you could ask for regional advice and maybe try first hand at casting a few different rods. Fly rods are like buying cars, everyone has personal opinions, likes and dislikes, some people like Fords, others hate Fords but love Chevies, you get the idea. Spending good money on a fly rod that you haven't had the chance to personally cast beforehand is risky business, you might love it, but there is a chance you might hate it.