Picture this. Going out for the first time with a New 10ft med heavy. Putting on the heaviest plug in the bag to really test it grabbing the line Like you would with your 8 fter and a small plug no glove either. Going into the back cast feeling the rod load up. Starting your forward cast and feeling fireline rip through your fingertips as the weight of a 4 oz popper loaded up tears about 2 inches off the drag. That is by far the biggest mistake I have made this year I can still feel it.