Always regret a decision made in haste.
To be absolutely fair, that rod went through 3 sets of hands before it found a caring and loving home.
It needed someone who was prepared to spend time and effort getting to know it.
It was untamed with a huge wild streak which needed resolved before it calmed down and gave something back.
When everything came together, it returned in spades and is now my goto high water / big river rod.
What I would say Dougie, is for yourself fishing nearly exclusively the Clyde, it is far too powerful a tool for that purpose.
Don't know what you are fishing with now, as that changes on a weekly basis it would seem, but a 13ft 8 weight is plenty big enough I.M.O.
As you have probably read, I find my 12ft Loop Cross S1 7wt, coincidently, also bought from another skilled Clyde angler, Jamie McC., to be bang on for me.
Mind you, get yourself on the bridge at Mauldslie this lunch time and ask around. Guaranteed to get 20 different answers as to what rod is best.
It's all about style, technique, action and comfort in hand.
I don't have to tell you what rod Wee Mick will recommend.
What I would say is that he could buy 6 of his favourites for the money I gave you for the Gaelforce.
So, who's right and who's wrong?