Re: fly rod for the wife? need some ideas?
I got to agree with the 9' 5 weight suggestion or at least an 8'6". I don't think a short youth model is the answer. Give her all the options...would you be happy with that rod?
I have been fishing for...well a little while ;-) and I know, I would try the rod as a test, but I sure wouldn't like it for a main set-up.
There are several choices, Clearwater, TFO Professional, etc.
I also agree with the mid flex.