I gotta bump this! I was the first owner of this rod and I don't totally agree with the above. It's a strong light rod with a strong tip and handles longbellies with ease. This is the rod that opened doors for me in distance and proved to be insanely versatile. Has a lot of snap with lighter lines and a grain window you could drive a truck through. Far from soft but forgiving.
I've used heavy and light Skagit tackle on it, short to long scandi heads including fullsinks, and spey bellies from 3-5X rod length. This rod will do all that and handle a DT with authority. I miss that stick.
Designed by Bob Meiser and Mike Kinney. I think this rod and the 13'7/8 are the twin sweethearts of the Deer Creek line. Best single-modulus long rods I've ever cast.
Somebody who wants to transition to longer rod/longer lines needs to leap on this, it's an awesome rod for a guy on a budget and a good backup rod for the rest of us.
Captain of the Jameson Godawful casting team
Sportkilt Sponsored Middle Aged "athlete"