After a brief chat with this old friend and enquiring about another; the boss, who is out on errand. I spotted a few shiny Daiwa T3 Airs sitting on the shelf, i couldn't help but took the chance to caress this new holy grail of Bait finesse reels. The Zaion body with generous portings of the shell allowed a good decrease in weight of the reel. The T-wing levelwind, KTF spool, looks and works fantastic and overall built seems pretty sturdy. However i'm still not fully a fan of the Zaion material as it made the reel feel cheap in your hand due to the resin compound but ironically it costs nowhere near the word cheap. I wasn't fully bought in even though i'm such a huge fan of baitcasting finesse tackles. So i decided to keep the card sitting firmly in the wallet this time. I may revisit this reel if my PX68 eventually gets sold.
As i walked around the shop i spotted what i was here for, a new finesse rod. After looking at several higher end rods available at local tackle stores and still unable to find one with my preferred blank action i decided to try cashing in on a moderately priced piece, which from my research may just offer that bend to mid blank.