I'm with Striblue. My hatch pops up, so my rods point forwards. They do bounce a touch when I go in excess of 75, but they are only really up there when I go from place to place. When I get on the highway again, its usually cause I'm heading home. By the way, I thought fly rods are supposed to bend ;-). At least, that's what I'm always trying to get mine to do.