Can someone explain to me (or point me to the answer area) about the difference in "traditional" vs. "european" as far as rods go? Are there other styles as well? I'm new to the idea of spey casting, and was told by someone with some experience, to go with a 14' 9/10 weight as a good entry level rod...but they didn't mention European or traditional...well, that isn't exactly right. They did say that most Americans find the European style to be too (and this is where I don't recall exactly how they put it, but it planted the idea in my mind that they felt they required more brute strength, but also were better for longer casts). I'm not sure whether this is a reflection of a fast action, medium action, or slow action...nor do I exactly understand how these type of actions differ. Sooooooo.....can someone either give me a spey basics 101, or point me to the right location for this type of post. SOrry in advance if I'm posting in the wrong area.