I am looking for a spey rod to use on Lake Erie tribs (Grand in Ohio and Cattaraugus in NY) as well as for trips to BC and AK for steelhead and salmon. At this point my budget doesnt support high end rods (approx $300 for a rod). Also I am fairly new to spey casting, so I don't believe it makes a lot of sense to buy a high-end rod right off the bat. Any advice for a good all-around spey in the $300 range. Perhaps a 12-13 ft 8wt? I appreciate any advice thats available.