rivers as well as the fish start getting bigger and you need more distance and
better line control, this would be a good choice. It has a medium-fast taper and
the power to pick a lot of line off the water, with long belly lines. It
handles 550 grain Skagit tapers with heavy sink-tips and big weighted flies.
It's for fishing in nasty, windy, "I wanna go home" conditions, but you won't
with this rod in your hand.