Both Paula and I each have our own cherished Walter Babb fly rod. Mine is a Payne 4 wt. I have known Walter for 20 years. He is one of the nicest people I have ever met. He has an incredible mind, memory and a great sense of humor. Walter works at our store as an instructor twice a month. I really look forward to those days. What a great guy and friend. Don't count on him seeing this on a computer or iPad. It won't happen. That's one of the cool things about Walter.