I was doing some fall bluegill fishing in a farm pond and hooked into this awesome Flathead Catfish. After about a 30 min fight, I got him in. The crazy thing was, I was using a size 14 prince on 6x tippet. My rod, a new Clearwater 7'6" 3 weight did great!! I just thought that I could share my excitement with Orvis and thank them for making such great products.