I went as far as hitting the C&R waters on the res with it. I wasn't looking forward to landing a 25 inch rainbow on it but I wanted more room to check out a good basic and double haul cast with room to do it in. I was very pleased as it loaded great and allowed me to place the fly right where I wanted it. I did catch a few small ones and found the sensitivity of the rod reflecting Orvis quality.
My conclusion is the same as my initial review, these rods are worth a look. The previous post has some more pics of the trip, thought I would add a few more... Tight Lines.
Ps. Found this nice article on these rods.