Through the shop in gadsden you are talking about we have a fly fishing club. Would love to have you come up and set in. You might even want to join. $25 a year. I do alot of my shopping at that mentioned shop due to the owners are supper great to me, but I love the larger variety that LRO offers. Also in talking about the BIIx you might want to look at some of the Sage rods in the lower price range area. My wife got me a new Launch for christmas from LRO in an 8wt and I love that rod. One day I am going to get up to that z axis or a BIIx. If you ever want to come to one of our club meetings it is on the first thursday of the month and would love to have you as my guest.
Romans 10:9-10 KJV