Got a chance to get out with Jenny a while back. I let her get some time without my constant instruction. I used this opportunity to practice spey casting with a 9'6" switch rod I built a couple years ago. It's short for switch but a start to a taper I hope to develop. It originated from a Vagan (Norwegian) 9' 6wt. After building the sections it just felt like a short switch rod. The next rev on the taper will be around 10'6" and see if I can keep it around a 5wt switch with substantial hollowing. It was fun to toss, but you have to jump it for it's size. Instead of swinging flies, I just stripped and twitched the streamers back with ok success. Just good to practice with it before I take it to the Ronde tomorrow for a few days to hopefully put a steelhead on it.
I also just received a reel case from Paul Drake. He does awesome work. Nice leather home for a 3", might have to get one for the 3 1/2" brass perfect that should be coming in a month or so.