Guys want a funny story? Here is a lesson I learned the hard way that I want to pass on for educational purposes. Last saturday when I was out spey casting on the stilly I was getting very frustrated with how the 10 foot section of t-11 was hitting bottom constantly on the river when it was 350 cfs. I learned quickly this was the wrong tip to buy but due to budget constraints I could only afford one, and that was what I was told to buy by the Cabelas guy ( yes I know). Sooooo what did I do? I cut the tip down to only 2 feet of t-11 thinking that it would get me off the bottom. Well it did but I started to get really bad piling with my casts fromt then on out. What have I learned here that BASSTURDS clued me in on was the fact that the 10 ft of t-11 is there to aid in ancoring my line for my D-loop. So with that said. DO NOT CUT YOUR GOD DAMN TIP. Also, if you are buying a new spey setup I can not stress enough that you need to buy atleast 3 tips that cover a wide enough range, or polyleaders if you choose to do that.