Lambchop said:To loco_alto, But how does a company release 26 new models? Did they seriously redesign that many sticks? Doubt it, all the other rod companies combined didn't do that many this year. I have a feeling some are the same blank but with those cool looking real seats and changed comestics. Not knocking Loomis I own a few of their rods but I do see Shimano's hand in all this. Guess we'll see soon enuf'.