My shorty met it's match yesterday....I hooked a submarine on a #16 chironomid, it ran 98' away from my pram which is all my Sylk flyline, tapered leader and 2' of backing! Couldn't stop it....never saw it. Anil said he could hear my tiny English reel screaming back in Tacoma!!
You guys don't know what your missing! Pretty amazing what these dinky rods are capable of. My 5' with a 4wt Sylk will cast an indicator, swivel and two chironomids 40'. Max depth under the bobber is 7' because when the quick release indicator doesn't release....tough to net the fish! While fighting big fish with this shorty....it reminds me of the "Popeil's Pocket Fisherman"
Well, I got my 6 foot bamboo rod blank ordered to day. Should be here in a week or so. I couldn’t specify the taper, but was told it will be a Winston, P. H. Young or an Orvis taper. It is an Asian made blank but the price was right. Hope I can get it done in time.