Skidrow Woolley Fly Club
Finally got on the water with my CND Custom 8/9. I put a custom built Skagit style line with a 23' belly and an 8 weight intermidiate tip on the rod. Took me about 10 or so casts to get the action of the rod down. From that point on 80 to 90 foot casts were made effortlessly. Could not make casts any longer because of the river I was fishing. The rod was smooth and threw the line nicely. The true test was a nice 5 to 6 pound summer run that choose to impale itself on my fly. The rod again showed it's worth. Handling the fight very well, allowing me to pressure the fish while still protecting the tippet. All in all I really like this CND Custom 8/9 and can't wait to try it on a larger river and put a winter run steelhead on it.