Thanks, and no thanks. I ask a simple question seeking clarity in a chalky stream and what...?
Dana - agreed, Kudos to RIO for their charts as a starting point. Also, the clave thing. I recently attended one and found this to be one of the many strengths in such a gathering; the collaboration between spey casters, peer to peer, and caster to manufacturers' reps. And it doesn't hurt to have an especially qualified set of demonstrators to "bench mark" your rod for you. This should make the fine tuning easier.
But then someone kicked over the can...
Now I have to worry about other variables? Or are we now talking Voodoo rods, with a mind of their own? I can buy the environmental noise as it has always been a part of casting the fly, but not the hocus pocus. Besides, I just gave away 35-plus chickens which seriously diminishes my sacrificial pool.
In other words, there ain't no generalities? Which means we are all mostly tracking to the "poor house" as we cough up the last of Junior's college fund for the "newest line" which promises the tightest of loops, blah, blah, blah.
Which gets us to BeBop's post, especially the quitting part.
...and you know there is an upside to the downside he noted. As more and more spey casters quit, there will be plenty of used rods up on ebay.:devil:
Confucian philosophy or confusion theory?