Two days of casting the new rods: We had a total of 6 people test cast the rods.
My initial impression was not correct. Side by side comparison of flex shows very clearly the DC is much softer than the Pandion. The flex curve of the Pandion gives the impression it loads deeper but the rod does take more grain weight to cast smoothly than the DC. The DC has a slightly stiffer tip.
The Pandion has a swing weight feel that is lighter than the DC.
DC 360gr-390gr, ( AFS 350gr was excellent)
Rage lines (with 60gr Versi Leader floating)
DC has a much wider window of line weights for efficient casting.
The Pandion is rather narrow in acceptable lines however, it is very smooth casting when the caster's preference is determined.
I do not have a favorite,,,,,, both rods are very nice casting. It all depends upon your individual style.
The fast agressive casters liked the DC and the slower finess casters liked the Pandion.
We did not have time to test cast any Skagit lines with tips.