The Right Honourable Mark Doogue brought an Orvis T3 "loaner" to the last "casting clave" and I did get a chance to try it out...
Very light and very fast tip...good line speed and distance.
Interesting cosmetics and a great warrantee.
I also got to play with the Powell Boron...same sorta' feel but even more $$$'s...
Fast approaching the point of deminishing returns?!
Part of buying a new rod is getting to try them all out and to compare and try them out again...If the dealer won't let you throw some line outside, then the dealer doesn't understand the trying/buying process...take you business else where...
So many rods, so little time!