The eagle is Fenwick's entry level rod. Like almost any entry level (inexpensive) fly rod it will do the job of trolling a fl admirably. Quality of rod, action, backbone, etc. really don't have much impact until you start casting them (which is really what a fly rod is meant to do). If you want to step up the quality a bit look at TFO and Echo rods or even a Fenwick HMXF as they are all moderately priced rods and much nicer to cast with if you should want to go that way. I see you are in Squamish, have you been to Whistler Fly Shop? Might save a bit of time and running around if you dropped and spoke to the guys there.