Props to Beulah for making a great rod at a resonable price. I just got back from a trip to BC and had some concerns about hooking into large steelhead (if I got lucky) on a 7wt 13'2" Platinum, but James for Beulah said should be no problem. I had no issues throwing big intruder flies on a Skagit Rio iFlight 475 and 10"sink tips, and had no problems landing fish up to 40+ inches (perhaps I'll get a big one next year). At the same time the light rod made 4 days of casting managable. Thanks Beulah!