kush said:The 10160-3 is a euro-model, my experience with the rod is that it is an excellent long-belly rod. In fact the first time I saw it in action was in Derek Brown's hands at the very first Spey School he did in North America. He was throwing the ultra-long belly Speydriver further than we had ever seen a speyline cast.
For a number of years it was Dana's go to rod and I have used it on and off since then on the Thompson exclusively with ultra long belly lines and it is a wonderful rod. My only complaints revolve around the blank thickness and weight. In the normally windy conditions of the Thompson the wide profile gets a bit tiring to push through the wind. Otherwise, those who's style permit them to cast it find it a great rod.