I always refer folks to Poppy at the Red Shed on these matters, and the fact that you're halfway near him makes that even more ideal.
I'd you take your rod to his shop, and pick his brain on what will be ideal for where you're fishing. If you can get him to do a casting lesson as well, it would be money well spent.
In the meantime, look through the "rods" and "tackle" sections here Spey Pages - Powered by vBulletin
for some good info.