I have fished what they now call, "switch rods" and/or toob rods and I must say that the additional length is very helpful and fun for looooong casts on big water. but the additional length makes for a lot of additional work in a toob. Landing fish, rigging, and just general moving about. As well the extended handles below the reel, although great for fighting big fish in big water, are a real pain in a toob. Because of how low in the water you sit in a toob, and the restricted range of motion you have, a long soft fly rod can be difficult to use. Spey casting from a toob is VERY difficult, again because of how low you sit in the water. My thought?, too much rod, and quite frankly, I don't see the advantage. 2cents.