Has anyone here tried it with a 5# Nymph Taper? Also, I am moving away from Bamboo, and prefer Fiberglass and the old school graphite like the Fenwick HMG. I have a Winston IM6 which I do not like. It is to wimpy imho. I realize this is a Bamboo/Fiberglass board, but I was wondering what are some of the old school medium action graphite rods people prefer. I am looking to get rid of the 1M6 and would like an older 3 to 4 piece graphite rod, but do not know much about them since I got into bamboo early into my flyfishing hobby. To be honest, I cannot stand most of the new graphite rods, and I have tried quite a few. I think the are too fast and they do not have the beef to battle big fish. I know people will differ, but this is what I think. By the way, I still use my W.M. Stream and Lake , but most of the time now, I fish glass or graphite. I appreciate the responses. Thanks, Mark.