Bought one from grahams in Inverness on Sat had a quick test cast on a very windy nairn this morning , was going to buy a 9# intergrated head with the rod but guy in shop advised the 8#,i allredy had a short head scandi in that weight so thought I would give it a go before buying.
Up first I tried a Michael Evans arrowhead mini twin 9/10# thought it was very good would do fine on rivers whare you want a gentler presentation low water.
Next up gaelforce intergrated 600gr went quite well but a bit heavy for me .
On went the rio ssvt 8# well I was down to the backing it flew out ,the problem would be striping line all the time ,
I'm delighted with the rod will probably buy a longer shooting head in the same weight or just a little over the 8# ssvt . the Q is very good value for the money and can't fault the finnish of the rod.