This is my weapon of choice. It is a 8'6" GLoomis Streamdance Metolius in 5 weight. It is a 4 piece rod. It's name is "Neo" as in "The One". It is an excellent dry fly and technical or finesse rod. It doubles nicely in Wisconsin as a nymph and small streamer rod. It is an expensive rod. These days, the Streamdance GLX retails for over $650. I happened to work at Gander Mountain and they had an employee purchase program where I could buy GLoomis and St Croix rods for 50% off. That made it a no brainer. This rod's value truly isn't revealed until you're on a big river or have enough back casting room to let it rip. Then you know why it costs so much money. It's a rocket ship when you need it. I never thought a $600 rod was worth the price tag, but this rod makes me reconsider that. It is a precision piece of engineering and I feel like a fishing sniper with it in my hands. I think the only way I would leave it is if I had a Winston Boron.