Important to note is that Flying Pig isn't another upstart putting guides on catalog blanks; Larry spent substantial time developing his own blanks, which are now being produced to his specifications just for Flying Pig. His debut line, the Liquid Series, features five high-modulus, fast-tapering models, of which I tested the 9-foot 4-weight. At 2.9 ounces, it's a super light rod, and as I was fishing a little piece of private water with bigger trout, I worried it wouldn't have the power to turn and winch them upcurrent. I was wrong. Larry's intention was to build some of the "smoothest and lightest rods in the business" with plenty of reserve power when you need it. I spent the morning delicately casting scuds to tight spots, and the fast tip really helped relay subtle takes in the cold water. When it was time to lean into a fish, I leaned hard and the Flying Pig stopped the rainbow above from running into a log jam once and down a shallow shoot twice. Of the five big fish I hooked, I only lost one to a broken tippet.