Took my new to me(thanks Bassic)TFO 8wt. out to Arlington today to give it a try. First thing I noticed is how much faster it is than my TFO 5wt.(thanks again Bassic) It loads quickly and casts a mile, well to me anyways. It came with a Sage 2280 and Rio Bonefish Quickshooter line and performed well even with the big wind today. I can't wait to take it striper hunting and since I'm going to end up with it anyway Bassic I think your next rod should be the TFO 3wt. to round me out.