Queston- I purchased a new (graphite IIIe) Sage 9140-4 rod last year, and I've been learning to Spey cast for the last year. I have two lines for this: 1) an SA mastery tri-tip 9/10, and 2) an Airflow Delta Long 9/10 that I made into a tip system and use with the SA tips. This is the only Spey Rod I have ever cast, and I'm starting to get a little frustrated. While I can cast reasonably well, the double spey coming a bit more easily than the single, I can't seem to generate a whole lot of line speed or a really tight loop that will shoot a fair bit of line. Under ideal conditions everything goes fine, but put a little breeze in my face and I fight the rod....it just seems too easy to overpower. Yet if I hold back and let the rod do the work it doesn't seem to have the backbone to fire out line. My questions are: 1) Does this sound like the rod is under-lined? It does seem to cast better with a type IV tip than a flaoter. 2) Does anyone with lots of experience have experience with this rod, and do you like it.....if so, with what line? 3) Is this the nature of the so called "traditional" flex rods? My ultimate goal is to be able to throw heavy flies and/or tips in strong wind, and without sacrificing distance. Should I have chosen the Euro model instead. I know it's hard to tell without watching me cast, but any advice is welcomed. Thanks in advance.