The Rio 3 disc one with Simon Gawesworth
..is the best deal in terms of money and quality of instruction,in my very humble 2 years experience opinion.
I agree with just about everything these guys have said.;"..when cast properly" being a key point...and with the skagit,it`s easier...easier to learn
with a longer rod too.
I started with a Batson kit 7 wt[seemed brittle and too heavy],then a Meiser 4/5 switch[my main rod for the Truckee],then a low end Redington 7 wt [sc3-very nice $150 fishing stick],then, [!!]
a Meiser Troutmeiser Conversion 93126[holy crap!]which is where I should have gone 1 st,btw..
I built every one except th43 Redingon.The last [5th]came out pretty good.
I like to go walking my dog [literally-his nam,e is Gus] at night and practice but it`s hard on the line-the concrete and all-but still worth it for me......anyhow,enough already.
Go long.Go skagit.It`s easier that way.
This forum is a great resource,ain`t it?