Earlier in the week I was traveling for my job and on the trip home I stopped off at a wild trout stream to take a break from the traffic and fish for the remaining couple hours of daylight. I was surprized by how low the water was. In a couple of the pools fish were taking some small midges off the surface but I decided to fish a larger caddis dry in the riffles at the head of the pools. I managed a brookie and 3 browns, the next to last of which was a good size fish for this small stream that ran all over the place and took a little to land. Unfortunately, he was anxious to return home and was not interested in being photographed. When I reached the car to break down my Echo2 3wt for the rest of the trip home, I managed to pull the reel seat apart so it went back for repairs yesterday. No worries though, since I picked up a Cabella's Classic fiberglass 5'9" 3wt that was on sale recently so I will be fishing small streams with it for a while. The rod has recieved some very nice reviews so I am anxious to see how this tiny rod casts on a small stream. I'll let you know what I think of it after I've had a chance to fish it a bit.