I've been wanting to try a mid-belly on my SageX 7130. I had concerns about 13' not really being long enough to toss one (even if G. Cook says it acts like a 14' rod). And, I wasn't super excited about needing to buy an extra spool to put an integrated line on. Looking forward to skating dries and greased line fishing with iron hooks this summer with this rig. Interesting that this head doesn't have a loop, (in order to facilitate fly turnover). Not an issue for me. I'll nail knot on a butt section of mono and blood knot on my own tapered mono leaders from there.