Glad some people enjoyed it. The point of the article, was not to point out the benefits of longer rods, heavier rods, etc, but simply to provoke thought, such as "Gee, I remember using that 14' rod with a windcutter and struggling from time to time... I wonder if I take it out of the closet after all these years and after my casting skills have improved, and I no longer fight the rod, what would happen?" We should always question things. Therein lies the path to wisdom, or the path to somewhere!