Yes, agree. When out on the water with rod in hand, new or old, it all makes sense. Now back on the treadmill to save up for that 3-weight.It's like running on a treadmill. You can run faster and faster, but you'll never get anywhere. In the meantime, just like a treadmill that takes you nowhere, all of that work acquiring fly rods satisfies the soul. Or at least that's the way to think about it.