I'm beginning to really like this spey rod instead of my trusty 6 wt single hand for the beach. I can use it at high tide and still cast it overhand and even double hull it since it's so light when I have room. I can switch out the sink tip for a floating leader easily and have finally mastered landing fish smoothly. I was able to find a small area where I could get some back cast room early this morning and was able to cast overhand pretty effectively right into the teeth of the wind. Nailed a coho teasing me out of range of my spey casting ability. I couldn't help it, and got a 7'6'' Fenwick 5 wt glass rod on sale on my way home....I'll bring this along with me when there's no wind and the fish are up close to give a try. Really looking forward to trying both rods out on the Yakima and a few local lakes. Saw my first river otter in the salt....so cool! Tight lines everyone!