Thanks for all the advice. I found Juro's recipe for the deep eel and will tie a bunch up this weekend in several colors and sizes. I'll be adding the DC 8 to my riptide too. How many lines is that I won now?
Fred, I have a growing collection of ugly, rusty, beat up flies to feed the blues...Jim....you may have given me the best advice....an extra rod.
I keep meaning to buy an extra tip for the xi2, but for now will carry that extra rod...