Fishing SRCs in the Stilly of late, I've switched between my fast graphite 9foot 5weight and my Wulff 2070 - a one-piece 6footer that throws anything from 3 to 6weight lines. I have found a dramatic advantage to the Wulff, which is self-made from a NOS blank I bought about a year ago. All things being equal, once I get a grab the Wulff is twice the fun; the fish feel twice as lively as they bend the little glass rod into its handle. This little rod just jumps when I have a fish on. Even the little 8-12inchers are a blast. The Wulff cost me maybe $110 to build too. Certainly I can throw farther with accuracy and less effort with the graphite, but in closer and tossing light flies (think BWOs, smaller spiders and nymphs) the Wulff is very sweet. In the wind, the graphite makes casting easier by far. I recognize that the first "good" fly rods I fished in the 60s/70s were all glass, and that the feel of glass in hand is waaay familiar. Don't know how this would compute for someone experienced only with today's crop of stiff graphite flyrods.