Year before last I decided to try fly fishing as a buddy of mine constantly out fished me and I always thought it looked much more fun and sporting to catch a fish this way. I bought an 8-9 Ugly Stik and a Pflueger Presidential reel. I struggled that first year, fishing with my spinning rod till I caught a fish, then switching to the fly till I caught one or my arm got tired, then back to the spinning rod. This year, I got better and became what I would call a proficent caster. Now, I think there is no other more productive way to fish. I'm ready to make the step to a better, lighter rod. Not sure if I am ready for the "fast" action rods yet. Looking to keep the same reel. Looking for a n 8wt, limited lifetime warranty and so far, Loomis seems the most attractive. Still unsure if I want the Native Run GLX, or something in a GL3. Any suggestions or thoughts or input??