Hi everyone, new member here..... I just to add my 0.02 regarding Justin's customer service. I have a 5/7 XL, 9/10 Alpha and 12/14 Alpha reels and they are well built and of very good quality. I purchased two more Alpha's for my Dad last spring (to mate with his 10wt 13ft Albright Spey Rod). Justin had a delay in sourcing the parts, however, he kept me in the loop the whole time and the customer service was amazing. I'm happy to say that my Dad loves his reels and may be back for more. I would have no problem recommending Justin.
I just ordered the 8wt Switch rod for my upcoming trip to the Salmon River in NY and can not wait to pair it with the 9/10 and go after some big Steelies. I see that Mark has the same setup and can not wait to get mine and go fishing.
For those that have been asking me about my new rod. I will be releasing photos and forum pricing here very soon. Here is a bit about the rod.
"The new series (Nano Ti) utilizes the latest in technological development. One of the lightest rods on the market, at just 2.6 oz. in a #5 weight, it feels like a feather and casts great. I have been working with a carbon fiber manufacturer to develop a resin system that allows the impregnation of nano titanium particles into the resin/carbon matrix for the last several months. This prevents "micro cracking" and allows us to achieve lighter weight without compromising breakage or flex in the rods.
On another note:
Most who follow my products on the boards know that I am in a middle of a move. I am trying to manage my shipments this week and will be 100% moved by this weekend. Just wanted to say thanks to all those that said congrats on my wedding (Sept 25) and on our move. For all those that placed an order in the last 20 days stay tuned for an email in the next few weeks. I want to send everyone something to say thanks for your patience.