Looks like I may build a rod that I'll use mainly for top water. I am throwing from a kayak so the retrieve will be tip up. I have already decided I don't want the two piece grip style so I'll use the conventional style. I'd like some input on blanks for this type of rods please. I'd like to stick with 6-1/2 feet or so and, of course, one piece. It will be a spinning rod not that this matters.