my baby's gotta have some junk in her trunk
So, I got a new 12-weight for my birthday this month. I didn't go for one of the super-expensive rods, because I have yet to be convinced a $900 rod fishes 3 times better than a TFO that goes for $250. I was expecting one of the BVK models, but was surprised to get a 12 from a new series, the "Mangrove" series designed with Flip Pallot. Anyway, I looked at the specs online, and it seems fine, so I decided to go with this one.
Like a kid at Christmas, I can't wait, and open it up as I'm driving home. That dull thud you hear was the sound of my heart breaking when I saw the rod. A 12-weight with the silliest tiny butt I ever saw! Not fit for fighting any fish larger than a ladyfish! I mean, Paris Hilton has more butt than this rod ... and she's a skinny white chick.
So, I'm probably about 5 blocks from the store when I see this and call Temple Fork, still driving. I get connected to the service department, and I express a little astonishment at the poor design. I ask if they can put a bigger butt on somehow. The guy say, "Yeah, we've heard that already. The next production run will have a bigger butt. Go ahead and use this one if you want, and when the new run comes out next month you can return it and we'll give you a new one with a bigger butt."
Well ... la tea dah. I love these guys!
I haven't had a chance to cast it yet. But I've already got a smile on my face.
Baby's gonna get her some back! I like big butts and I can't deny it ...
Here's my old TFO 8-weight, and here's the new 12. Think they should have sensed a potential problem?
grace finds goodness in everything ...