While I am sure you are right, I shall endeavour not to put it to the test!
Impact resistance is definitely a worthwhile consideration for small stream fly fishing. And for nymphing with bead heads, for that matter.
I remember a large rainbow/small water that I used to fish with a #7 greenheart. Some members treated the syndicate as a fashion show for expensive American fly gear and were very scornful of my greenheart ,
When a leaded nymph made contact with a £700 super carbo/boron or some such rod, the rod snapped the next time a fish was hooked. "That's the trouble with cheap plastic rods" was my comment - the rod owner seemed a bit miffed !
Edited by Vagabond, 24 March 2017 - 05:34 PM.