Re: Looking for a beginner switch rod
I started with a switch rod, which was a very nice rod, but I spent several months trying to learn two hand casting techniques was getting quite frustrated. I got an older, longer rod and the casting became much easier. Once I had learned the basics, casting the switch became fun instead of frustrating. If you only want one rod, I'd suggest getting as long a rod as you consider "switch." The switch aspect, I think, is more about the weight of the rod than the length. A 12'6" 5 wt rod will likely be light enough to cast overhead.