I will be fishing the Tamiami Trail and Loop Road down in the Everglades later this week on the way to Islamorada. On a fluke I purchased a 7wt Echo Bad A** Glass Quickshot last week. I put a Lamson Litespeed 3.5 loaded with Rio Outward Bound Short 8wt line. This rod with that line is a dream to cast. Was pinging coke cans at 50 feet with it. For 50 foot and under casts, this is the most accurate rod I have ever thrown. Does anyone else use one of these? It will be ideal for in the boat casting to snook under the mangroves too. PS. I used the ** because I did not want the moderators made at me...but that is its name.