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Hey guys I am thinking about getting a new rod and reel and can't decide on what weight I should be using. I will use the rod for stillwaters only and will try to get in the habit of casting. I currently own a 5wt HMX with a BFR reel. I like the set up but got to admit I can't cast it worth a darn.(my skill is probably more in doubt than my equipment) Is it easier for a beginner to cast with a 5wt or 6wt? I like the feel of the 5 wt as you feel every bump but I am not sure if I would lose some sensititvity and action if I go to a 6wt??? I was looking at Sage (forget model in $200 range) and Amundson (just around $140). I heard Sage is good but know little about Amundson....Any suggestions on a middle of the road reel would also be appreciated.