Hi Ritzy, I would recommend Redington, Temple Fork Outfitters or St. Croix; you can get good quality models from them from approx. $240 & up, in 9-10 weights. They have extremely good warranties as well, TFO for instance, has an unconditional lifetime warranty.I'm currently looking for a salmon rod for my father because his broke this week. Would like to have something at least 9' and for line around 9-10#. Thanks for looking.