I have lawn cast the T&T HII 7wt and it is a great casting rod. However, T&T seems to be in a kind of purgatory right now, since its purchase by Sharpe's. I am toldthey did not have a rep at the trade show, so I would consider the Sage Z-Axis if you are looking in that price range. T&T makes great products, I just do'nt know about there future. But, the Z-Axis is loads easily and I can cast 60+' without hauling, and I am not great. T&T does make fine rods. I have the Horizon 10wt, and I am anxious to get back out with it.