I have Porter, but not on a river. Only overhead casting on some grass. I probably wont shell out the bucks for another TCR any time soon. I love the rod, but in all honesty it is spendy. There are cheaper rods that perform for much less, and it is faster than my current taste for the majority of my fishing. When I was only overhead casting I really liked the faster rods. Now that I mostly spey cast with single hand rods I much prefer slow full action rods. I will take a slow rod and no false casts for the most part, over a fast rod that I have to work a lot harder to get to load and is less forgiving to timing. Locally, I rarely make an overhead cast unless I need to get out past 60 feet which really only happens on a handful of the tailouts on the Skagit and Sky. The reason it is my go to rod for salt is that when I do need to overhead cast into the wind, or have to power to get out as far as I can, it is more forgiving because the tip doesn't collapse for those 80 to 100 foot overhead casts.