I'm heading to Phuket, Thailand later this summer and need to purchase a saltwater setup for both rod and reel. I currently use a Winston LT 3wt with a Lamson Velocity for the Smokies and a Sage 6wt with an older Orvis reel for larger fish out west. I love my Winston, so I'm looking at the Born B2B in the 9 - 12 wt range. Can folks give me some suggestions as to if this is a good choice for both my upcoming trip AND for use in the Atlantic and Gulf Coast areas, as I live in Huntsville.