I think that you should look for a rod on e-bay then throw one of the reels that you already own on it. As for the 2 piece; 4 piece rods ferrules are no longer the problem that they were back in our day. What I've studied there isn't that much loss of feel at each ferrule anymore, and surely not as much breakage. They will still stick (I watched a flyshop trying to get two sections apart). Big plus is transporting the 4 piece. I own a 2 and 4's. I will always opt for the 4 piece from now on.