I just "retired" my Cara T7 Amistad and replaced it with a Academy Ethos 7'6" XH/Fast. IMO, it is better balanced, lighter, has a more comfortable handle (I have really large hands), and fishs really well. It is ugly though...I'm not a fan of blue paint and fake carbon fiber accents. It was also less than half the price.
A great rod for flipping and pitching and the micro guides seem to have no problem passing 20lb Fluorocarbon.
For $99, you should try one.
RIP little Nitro