I just bought a used South Bend 7wt Bamboo rod 9', I was trying it out the other day I couldnt get over how heavy it is. I was saying to my girlfriend if I fish this often I will have to cast from both sides so one arm doestn get bigger than the other. The numbers on the rod show this is a bass/steelie rod, I just cant see casting this sucker for alot of hours or do you just get use to it. It is my first boo rod, the few others I have casted were 4 wts and 5wts but I dont recollect they were that heavy. Also one of them was a quad the other a hex (my 7wt is a hex).
Also is there a pill for this sickness.....