I didn't finish my previous post on the Diamondback Backwater, someone stopped over the office and I had to pretend that I was working
. The Backwater series seems to be very stiff compared to most others that I have tried in the Diamondback line (doesn't include the SW models). I didn't have the drag set very much on the reel, but was able to generate enough power in the cast to pull line off the reel, and that was with a comfortable casting stroke. Be sure to check them out at the show in April.
BTW - very nice caddis pupa imitation, thanks for the directions and the photo