I was lucky and was able to get one of the last 9' 3wt Sevier Tiger Eye blanks, and got it built a few years ago. I like the way it feels and casts (once i put a decent line on it). And that's the problem, it feels too good. I'm scared to use it much, I fear some one will do something stupid and break it. (not me of course). My question for you all, is there something out there that is similar in feel/price? I don't remember what I paid, but I do know it wasn't a lot. (I bought it, so it didn't cost a bunch)