I bought a fairplay rod at a thift shop at a great price. I own a couple silver streams to use as loaners when nephews and nieces come to fish.
I loaded the Fairplay with an old reel in my bag. I hit the Henry's Fork with it. The rod casts great. Roll casts and flipping 10, 8, 6 hoppers and buggers was no issue. Even when the wind picked up, the rod kept up to my Redington, and others.
It is my new packing rod as it is a 4 piece!!
Goning to buy an 8/9 for Christmas for myself!!