I do love the Finesse series rods. I have a Pro 8'6" 5wt. that i'm going to sell because I dont like the action, so I think another Finesse rod is going to be my choice after thinking of how and where I would actually be fishing the rod, which is on the Sipsey River in North Alabama. Now I have to decide if it will be the 7'9'" or the 8'9" .The casts are not extremely long and will mainly fish dry's with it. If your ever in N. AL check out the Sip., it's usually some good fishing.