Threads are constantly made about which reels people use regarding the 'braid' setup, but hardly any on the different rods people use and why. I currently use a 16ft affinity twin tip and absolutely love it. It's so easy to use and has helped me gain accuracy not distance over the past few years. However last year I knackered my shoulder skiing and I'm finding it harder and harder to swing a long rod to cast. It feels very heavy now and I'm in agony for days after. I'm now looking at a shorter, lighter rod possibly 14ft fairly through actioned at least to the middle of the rod anyway with a fairly stiff butt. A lot of the zippy hi flexes have caught my eye and I'm seeing lads are scaling there rods down to this size now more and more. Are there any recommendations out there? The m427 hi flex seems to be popular with a few of the whitby and scarborough lads. Also the new century eliminator range but can't even imagine parting with 600 notes for a century.