We will see. I can say that my Beulah Clasic 10'6" 4wt is pretty happy with a 240gr Scandi head (I believe the Echo glass 3106 is rated for a 150-210 grain window) and doesn't feel too overpowered with moderate sized trout 12-15" fish and handles larger fish just fine too. For me it's just about finding a good tool for delivering decent sized streamers in tight quarters, and not being too over gunned for the moderate sized fish. I like to swing with a TH rod and fish nymphs and dries with a SH rod.I looked at this rod the other day in the fly shop. Seemed more like a LARGE trout / half pounded type rod than a sub 18" trout spey? Am I missing something? I know they have it rated for lighter lines but still seems heavy for fish right power for trout 12-20"?
Would love to hear some more from those of you that have fished it and could give me some more feed back about fish fighting power and if it is over kill for that size fish or not?