Again , all good advice. Get to a good fly shop and see what feels good to you. Some guys myself included prefer a fast action rod while others like a slower action. I fish with a lot of good fly anglers and over many years we have all ended up with totaly different set ups. From a very soft 9wt to a fast crisp 10 wt. The action of the rod will change your casting rhythm, one of these actions will feel best to you. Frank is giving you sound advice, don't expect to go out and cast your new 9 wt all day build up to it. Especialy with heavier line. You'll be suprised how much more energy it takes to chuck a fly rod all day. At the risk of sounding repetitive, get to a good shop and try before you buy. Keep us informed.