Thx guys. I figured it was more of a thing you have to experience to know but thought I'd ask. I hadn't thought about taking my rod to the shop to test how it feels. I will do that. Leaning toward the Lamson litespeed 2 at the moment. I have a Ross Flywater 1 for my 3 wt which I love so I will check them, Okuma and the others out as well.