Passing the afternoon watching bad TV. An episode of Fly Fishing the World (#110, 11/1/2011) shows the host fishing the Missouri during high waters in Montana. He is using an 11′ switch rod with a nymph presented beneath a toy balloon. At one point he is fighting a nice fish and is encouraged to strip the balloon up through the top guide to enable the fisher to strip the fish in toward the drift boat. The torque of the strip breaks the rod tip. It is the only long rod in the boat that day. Probably has its avid proponents. Probably those with rods to burn.