Re: Fly Rod
I'm so lucky that I had the good guys in the shops. They always steered me toward the best bang for the buck "quality name brand" gear. I believe that MP & Frank work in shops so good guys to listen too. Good luck. Please let us know what you get.
Here's my .02 cents. Actually from a guy at our FF Club that used to fish SE Tenn and write articles. He said that he used to buy-up all of the Telico Nymphs in town when he first arrived. That fly was developed for fishing Trout in your area.