Signature H2O 5 wt. rod/reel/line pkg
I'm delighted. The rod came to life in my hands with the first cast. It has splendid feel and accuracy. I can change direction in midcast with immediate response. Today-- the second time I fished it-- I was running an outboard motor at idle speed in a strong crosswind. With left hand always on the tiller, I was unable to haul and strip normally, so I was casting one-handed. Almost every cast went where I aimed it, other than a small percentage that were knocked down by 20+ mph gusts. The line is perfectly matched; I feel the load and don't need to watch the backcast. So why 4 stars instead of 5? I haven't hooked Mr. Big yet, so fighting quality is uncertain and the reel drag untested. I'm betting that next week I'll give it a 5.