Oh man! I have fallen hard for the switch thing. You can cover so much more water, with a lot less work. I can easily get sixty+ foot drifts, mending twenty feet away. Picked up a Sage 6110 and nailed a 24 inch brown to break it in. 11 feet of rod is quite a lever. This isn't the "dry-fly" experience. Remember,the more water you effectively cover, the more fish you can catch. It's also great for high mileage shoulders, and larger waters.