Half the performance, triple the price ... bamboo makes as much functional sense to me as would a reprise of silk fly lines or the Edsel. But then I say to myself, "Hey wait a minute ... I hunt with a recurve bow ... like to shoot a blackpowder shotgun ... tie my own flies. If it's all about performance and results, we'd be worm-dunkers, instead of masochistic flyfishers. Hmmm."