Thanks Brian! I also had a chance to play with one today. I spent the day bringing Smitty into the computer age... I hope he forgives me
When you stand back and look at the myriad of things one must learn to use one of these gizmos effectively from someone else's eyes, they sure are a mess. Hope the folks in Redmond are listening!
I also took a peek at the 8124-3 Euro Two-hander, in fact it's one of the blanks Sage has provided for our two-handed project. Clearly comes across as an overhand rod, although I wouldn't rule it out for throwing heads in a Spey fashion (as you know I do on occasion).
My deepest appreciation goes to Kevin Thompson in Bainbridge HQ and Sage rep Brad Gage here in striper country. I hope the results of our efforts prove worthy to them as well as us. (More in Vol#2).