I was looking for a rod which i could use on a stillwater, but not feel out of touch with some of the large migratory brown trout which run my local river in the summer. Basically a multi-purpose rod that offered both river and stillwater fishing. I wanted something that could do the work for me. I settled on testing the Wychwood RS but in a 9ft 6inch 6WT.
This medium to fast action rod was superb at loading line and accurately throwing it a great distance with minimal effort. You can really feel it loading right to the handle. I added the equally light and stylish Wychwood Truefly SLA Mk 2 reel, loaded with the 6wt Weight Forward Wychwood Rocket Floater, balancing the rod perfectly. This setup really took advantage of the action, allowing me to cover trout out of normal casting range with very little effort involved.