Makes perfect sense to me! I lived in CA and WA both. Every man of reasonable intellect knows you CANNOT flyfish without being a pipesmoker. Both require patience and the ability to reflect. I have a pretty burgundy Sage LL 3Wt., 7.5 footer. Nice creek rod. Too small for the waters I have now. But lord is it a dream. Loads so nice and slow. And it will throw a 18 Adams a mile with laser precision. Oops, sorry for the hijack. Now back to our regularly scheduled program!