Yeah, I got the freedrifting bug this past spring. I've got the 13' cert. pro (4-8) but wouldn't dare take it fishing for Springs. That said, the old timers @ Barrier seemed confident in the rod as there were 3 of them amidst the 9 guys chucking roe that must be confident in the ability of that rod. I've been pleased with 12 foot 6-12 but it's a bit too heavy held in the air for hours on end. Thoughts?