I agree with the weather! What the heck :-( Yes I am really excited about leaving at the end of the month. I leave March 31st and dont come back until April 16th! Yahoo. I do have a couple of the new Extreme Rods. I have a 7' MH spinning and a 7' MH casting. I picked them up last year late in the season so I haven't used them much but I like what they feel like. Really light, sensative and I really like the Recoil Eyes. They made it "Mike" proof! Are you looking at picking a new rod up Bruce?