Okay, good input. And here is some full disclosure:
I'll be 70 in 2019. My days of standing on a gyrating deck trying to make 60 foot double hauls to tailers, and scrambling over rocks to get set up in a really fast current are probably over. I now more fully embrace "the tug is the drug," and you can get it from a 12 inch rainbow or a 2 pound bass, and it's just as good. Looking forward to wading some of the small streams in Texas, Arkansas, NM and Colorado. Thinking this glass rod will be a nice addition to my arsenal.
Second disclosure: I worked at Orvis Dallas for four years and enjoyed a great associate discount. Left 8 years ago but my wife still works a couple weekends a month so...still got the discount. If not, I wouldn't have 10 Orvis rods and a bunch of reels. I'd be haunting the aisles at BPS, Cabelas and Tailwaters looking for bargains.
I am NOT an Orvis shill and never will be. Yes, they make some really nice gear, but they have always had the rep of drawing in the angler with deep pockets and emptying said pockets. Brother, that ain't me. There are lots of great brands out there for every pocketbook, and it seems to just be getting better.
For McKinney Longhorn, and for anyone interested, check out this vid from the Olympic Peninsula website. What this guy can do with a 3wt glass and a skagit or skeeena line is pretty sick.https://youtu.be/_cl0DE_95r8