Shimano is one the very hardest to get on board with.. They are spread so thin with prior commitments, the best one can do these days is a field staff position if your very Good and Lucky. .
This past spring I was given 2-Dobyns rods to field test and asked to give them feed back when they asked me my opinion. To be very honest, I was very impressed with every thing the rods had to offer. The ones I have virtually set the hook by their self on Buzzbaits and Spinnerbaits. I was highly pleased, that's saying a lot coming from us, because we only fish G Loomis in competition.
Gary Dobyns is at Fork today filming some shows with Mark Pack and Tom Reddington, unfortunately I won't be back at Fork for about 3-weeks, I will miss out this time on a face to face with Gary. MAYBE NEXT TIME... Dang-it...
Derek I know your not fishing competition with Tina this 2011, whats your plan ? or do you have one yet ??