Yes we will have to fish soon. Actually had a hard time sleeping last night thinking about taking a fish on bamboo. The old hardy screaming after hooking a fish on a riffle hitched fly is going to be something else.
I probably will never give up the long 'poles' but can see spending a lot of time with the old bamboo. Have a line on a couple and expect to own one in the next couple weeks. Can't wait.
Thanks Moonlight for the info and I think I have settled on the orvis for now. Although I did see a nice Phillipson for sale as well. Maybe I will have to get 2