Originally Posted by Hugh Hartsell
It has good backbone to it and it does not wear you out at the end of the day.
Those are very important things to consider when you spend 8-10 hours casting heavily weighted streamers or bulky, wind resistant flies on a river or lake. Some of the rods I've bought were just too stiff and wore out my wrist. Your casting technique gets sloppy and frustration sets in. Some of my rods (fiberglass 6-7 wts) are fantastic on smaller freestone rivers, but open tailwaters with winds that gust and change direction constantly (Holston, FB ), a rod with backbone and a comfortable grip is a necessity.
I will be testing out a couple of rods soon (Daniel has them on order for me). Thanks for all the advice fellas.