Most of my fishing poles are Bass Pro XPS Bionic Blades which use high modulus IM-8 graphite. Anyway, I LOVE the sensitivity of these rods. I have looked but can't hardly find any fly rods made from this type of blank or even in the same modulus rating. There are a lot of them that use the IM-7, then they jump way up to 80,000+ modulus. I'm really wanting one no longer than 8' and probably in a 5 weight and at least two pieces. At some point I want to experiment making my own rods, but that'll be a couple of years down the road though. Does anyone have any source for these, or have a recommendation of something this quality or above? I don't mind spending $100 or so for just the rod, but I don't want to go much over that (up to $150 if it includes the rod case, etc). Also, I've used Okuma spinning reels for a few years now and I can't believe the performance for the price. They are truly unbelieveable. I have a $150 Curado bait casting reel and what do I normally grab if I take a single pole? The rod with the $40 Okuma. My question on this is; Are the Okuma fly reels any good (particularly the Integrity and Magnitude)? They have good specs, large arbors and good drags - does anyone have any experience with them? Thanks a lot guys! P.S. I'm not an experience fly fisherman per se, but I've done it most my life and have a good time and always catch fish, but I think my inferior $20 rod/reel combo has been holding me back for WAAAY too long. I mostly fish for panfish and small bass here in the Kansas/Missouri/Oklahoma areas. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!