Originally Posted by dutchy1978
i'm from the netherlands and don't have any rivers i say i have a slight disadvantage.
Now you are just trying to make me look bad Kevin.
Well, just a couple of things Jerry.
First - you work in a fly fishing shop... so it's disingenuous to claim you don't get to try a lot of rods.
Second. Trying to make you look bad? No Jerry, the other way around... it was your sneering remarks that made me look a fool. Take this as another sarcastic example: "To quote someone else maybe you should take up golf and move on..".
As for the comments about the rods I've tried - I NEVER said a rod was bad or performed badly (just that I didn't like them) and in fact I've ended up with two BIIt's. And I've been playing 'catch-up' because it's only my first serious year of fly fishing, but I've done a lot of fishing this year and I think I've learned one thing, which is, what I like and why I like it. If I'd ended up with a couple of broomsticks I could understand the criticism.
You should remember that the purpose of these forums is for people to exchange views in an environment where they won't face scathing comments from so-called 'experts', when they say something that's not to their liking.
Anyway, I've been enjoying this Forum until now, so I'd appreciate it if we could leave it there and move on.