So I had a 8'6" 5wt version of this rod a while back - traded it on a Barclay built Epic 686 rod. I like the SFT 8'6" 5wt alot, but I LOVE the Epic 686. So funny how I ended up with the 7'6" 1wt version of the superfine touch on a trade (one for one swap, this 7'6" 1wt for a Steffen 8'0" 4/5wt). Looking forward to catching some feisty, bad attitude bluegs on the 1wt!!!