I just bought a new XTC865, which is a 8'6" travel rod . I had a heck of a time finding the rod and I heard it was discontinued. Is this just due to low demand? I'll be using it in Canada this summer mostly for salmon but there migh be a few halibut mixed in. I wanted to know if anyone can give some feedback as to how this rod handles. Is the rod weaker and less sensitive since it is in 3 sections?