Originally Posted by Bill Kiene semi-retired
What kind of fishing are you doing with this fly rod? Techniques?
Many have converted 10' fly rods to two-handed rods by having the cork handle modified.
~20 years ago we never sold many 10' #8 line fly rods because it takes a lot of wrist and arm strength to cast them.
With the very latest, extremely efficient, light composites, a 10' single-hand fly rod is more practical than ever.
If you are fishing Steelhead I would put a "Single-hand Spey line" on it so you could use Spey casting techniques.
A Rio Salmon/Steelhead line has a long belly or long head for longer casting and longer mending on larger rivers.
For you a WF9F makes sense if you are swing flies, fishing wide, shallow Steelhead/Atlantic salmon rivers.