I was leary of letting him handle that rod on the water as it has great personal significance but it's there. He played a couple of small rainbows but did not want to have anything to do with them once landed. funny last summer he didn't want to hold the rod but wanted to poke their eyes. He lasted almost an hour this day, which was longer than I expected. Ever try to tie on a small fly when you forgot your glasses and a small boy is jumping up and down on the pontoon?