He sends me the rod and there ... it's the shock!
After more than 30 years fiddling with canes from all sides I think it's the best blank in this size and power that I had in my hands.
So I'm asking Eddy to modify the editing again to make it an all-terrain rod.
Let me explain:
A fly rod of this level should always be in the car or in a backpack ready to fire. As I live by the sea, I tell myself that it should also be used for salty environments. The difference between a seabass of 40cm and a trout of 40 is not large and fishing in mountain streams or in the channels of the coast is not very far. He then builds a River Cast of white color (for fun) with mixed elements FW / SW.
To test the beast at sea, my first trip took place in the harbor of Toulon. With a friend, we followed the hunts of mackerel and striped bonitos for 2 days. If the River Cast 8'6 #3/4 against Spanish mackerel of good size is flawless, it is on the bonitos that I had the opportunity to push it to its limits.
In fact, on an attack of a bonito of more than 3 KG, the fly rod blank was literally lying on the fish. It must be said that these bonitos are veritable powerballs of over-vitaminized muscles. Fishing with such light equipment is pure madness but it is essential when you really want to test the material.
I thought the fight was lost, but finally, after several terrible rushes, the fish came to the net. Even above his abilities this fly rod had won his fight.