Made it out this evening to try the new Eight Weight Fly Rod. Picked up a new one at Cabelas to replace the one we broke on a trip back from the Blue River.
Had not been able to fish with it until now. Rod feels good, makes great casts including the Roll Cast, and balances well with the Echo Ion Fly Reel!
As for the Bass this round, had one go for a Pink Near Deere, had several more strikes on it but then lost the fishing fly to a snag. Switched to an Orange Near Deere and ended up catching seven Bass on it.
Fun stuff, great deal on a great rod!