So I was given the opportunity to speak with my rep, Ben Hunting of Emergence Angling services. I was looking for a powerful rod strictly for small mouth fishing. After I told him what I was looking for, I explained to him that I was looking at a rod by Sage and another Redington rod, and he stopped me in my tracks and told me to take a look at the Vice.
What an awesome decision! This rod is extremely powerful for throwing large flies and heavy sink tips. Along with its strength it's extremely powerful when setting the hook light and accurate and a pleasure to cast!
The greatest thing about this rod it won't even come close to putting a dent in your fly fishing budget.
If you haven't held one and tested it out, I highly recommended it!