So i just got the Shark skin and spent the day out on the river with it. It did cast well but not incredibly better than other fly lines Ive used. I didnt have any problems with my stripping hand so im not sure what you guys are talking about. It picked up gently and is the best WF line for roll casting Ive ever casted. All in all its a great line(well see how durable it is in the future) but Im not sure its worth the price. And its defidentally not the biggest thing since the graphite rod!