I've spoken to RonMc and he suggested I snag an older Scientific Angler System rod. I've also talked to karstopo as I know he has experience with the Cabelas CGR line of fiberglass rods.
I fish mainly the Medina and Sabinal Rivers where the canopy is tight, so casting distance isn't what I'm needing. I tend to roll cast more than an other style. I don't throw bulky or heavy flies much. My favorite species to target is Rio Cichlids, but these rivers hold good numbers of larger sunfish, okish size guads, and capable of producing good sized largemouths.
Most of what I've read suggest a 5wt. I have a hard time mentally going that way as I throw a 6wt at the coast and my 4wt has been more than adequate for the past 12 years for how I approach hill country fishing. Are the properties of a fiberglass rod vs a graphite so different I need to go with a 5wt versus a 4w or even 3 wt fiberglass? I'm not sure I want to go all the way to a 2wt as I feel it would fish similar to my tenkara, and would be too small to roll cast.
I'm really considering the CGR as it gets great reviews even though it's priced low. Realistically, this is a rod that's only going to be used 8-10 times a year.
Thanks for any input.