Im not what you would consider experienced but I do have some insight for you. I would NOT buy the Cabelas rod. One reason being you cannot buy it from LRO and we want to support them. Secondly they dont warranty the rods like TFO or St Croix. In my opinion and what I have learned from asking similar questions I would buy a 3 or 4 wt TFO professional. I would not be afraid to buy an 8' or longer rod. Only the smallest of streams would you prefer shorter. Especially for a beginner. Longer rods make line mending easier. If you want to use the reel you have, you want to make sure it is a size that will fit with the line weight you chose. I think the tibor light spring creek is for 3 or 4 wt, so I would suggest one of those two weights. Well thats my 2cts. Good luck
Looks like me and gmreeves were posting at the same time, so I wanted to add that I agree with his rod length comment. Dont be afraid to go longer but shorter shouldnt be restrictive.
Last edited by Lumber_Jack; 03-02-2009 at 02:33 PM.
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