Took that new rod out the day I got it. Went up to the forest road for the river like you said.... Went 12 miles and had to turn back because the lightning and rain... Just to high with those conditions for my little 2wd ranger.

Went out today and practiced casting on the Green. I think I got it down a little... No fly at the end or anything, just practicing casting into the water. I think I'll end up buying one of those wrist-loks.

Thanks for the hookup, I'll be sure to pass along any reports I have!