Effective, ... Humbly I will agree. We had a nice season here. Over a dozen Atlantics to hand and visitors had a blast too!
I'm using a lot of switch rods now. A whole lot easier on the shoulder !!! Quite a few anglers up here are going to full blow DH rods (+13 ft) but they are really needed on a few select runs here. I prefer the 11'6" models for now. My workhorse rod this past season was a GLomis Roaring Rivr Switch 5wt!