Very cool guy, a gentleman in every sense of the word... and passionate about rod design/tapers. He invited me up there after a phone conversation in the early 80's. maybe 1981 (before he left Fenwick for Sage). I wanted to cast and fish longer rods than were available then. He got interested in the idea, made then sent me two graphite blanks... a 10.5' 7/8 and a 12' 9/10 -- no charge! I built the rods and fished them happily (gratefully) and all he requested in return was a report on how they performed. Of course, this was well before two handed casting was shown to be a better way to fish long rods (which he was responsible for, as well).
Sadly, I broke the 12'er ten yrs later, but I still have the shorter one that sees occasional use on trout lakes.
Thanks for sharing the video, 9140gr.