Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mangfall (Bavaria - Germany)
I got this rod last year for my 9-year old son. Main criteria was it being so light that he could handle it with ease. We used a Windcutter 5/6 on it.
Worked well for him as a spey newby - after a few hours he was firing out 60-70' double speys.
I could push it to maybe 85', then I felt to have reached the limit, but for this kind of rod you don't expect 100+ foot casts anyway...
And yes, it handles large fish well - my son landed his first Dean River steelhead, a nice 13 lbsw hen...
Life is too short to only fish on Saturdays...<")~))><