Receive the 9WT Legend Ultra today. It makes the Redington CPX 8WT I had seem small. It also has some action through much more of the top half of the rod. It seems well built and substantial in mass. Glad Ted gave me a little reality check on the 10WT. I think the 9WT will be all I can handle for at least a while. Excited to cast it but afraid the line will break in this frigid weather. Not really, but I can't imagine it would be ideal learning conditions.