One day, I will have the luxury of checking out the Anderson 3 weight, but they don't seem to participate in the Eastern claves yet to share their wares (SpeyNation and NE spey clave).
I'll comment on FKROW's comments, as I was just at the clave last weekend (HI Fred
! And wow that is a nice list of rods you own!
I was glad the Mystic was there, I wanted to cast the 3 wt, and I had mixed opinions after casting it! First this was grass casting so - obviously things would be different on the water.
The Mystic blank was wonderful! A touch soft for my taste but a 10 out of 10 on feel and recovery. I'm not sure what line was installed at the clave (anyone?) but it felt perfectly matched as never did I feel the blank was overloaded. The cork grip/handle arrangement was where I felt something was a bit wrong -- granted while I do have small hands compared to other taller individuals I felt the diameter of the cork was too big for the blank, I felt the cork itself was very nice but a bit soft feeling. So I felt with a different handle treatment one could connect with the blank a bit better. All in all though, I kinda wanna buy one
but also hope they are not afraid to redesign based on feedback.
For the record I have never disliked a rod so much as the TFO
DC 4wt 11, it's not delicate enough for trout IMO, unless you're talking 18' sea runs or something.
Just my $0.02 today
PS- does anyone in Westchester NY or Lower CT have an Anderson 3wt they wanna let me cast? I'll let you cast my Beulah 10' 5wt switch and you will swear you could put a 3wt line on it.