I have moved to a 6wt for my Bass/Carp rod. I found the 8wt to be too heavy to cast all day and the 6 handles everything pretty well. The regular Bass tapers are fine, but take a look at the Mastery Headstart line or the new Orvis Trout Powertaper. Both are basically a half size heavier and more of the weight is pushed up front. As long as you're looking at the TFO Pro, take a look at the Orvis Clearwater II series. The Mid-Arbor is a great reel. I have one on my Steelhead rod, smooth as buttered glass.
Last edited by BuckeyeRick; 01-23-2009 at 12:32 PM.
To Miss Nancy - she hated fishing, but loved a fisherman.