I want to publicly thank you for passing along your old rod to me this evening. That was an extremely nice gesture.
I had posted a thread talking about acquiring a cheap-o short rod that was around a 4wt so I could get into tight places where I have been fishing. Jason was kind enough to offer me an old rod he had that he never used any more.
He even put on a new reel seat and cork handle! It is in perfect condition and looks like it has never been used. I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have received it. I wanted to try it out in the yard as soon as I got home but about ten minutes after I walked in the door, a horrific thunderstorm started and it is still raining over an hour later, so it will have to wait until tomorrow. (DOH!!!)
I know this little thing will let me get into at least a dozen places around the closest little lake to me that I can 'almost' get to and/or cast from but the nine-foot rod I have now simply keeps getting in the way.
Even though that makes me as happy as a monkey with a peanut machine because I have a new toy, I am even happier that now I can bring my boy out with me and we can both have a fly rod in our hands.
Jason, I really appreciate your selflessness. And you say all you want is for me to pass it--or something--along, well, you got it. I think I will now be on the lookout to do something like this the next time the chance presents itself. And probably several more times, at least, for good measure.