I've fallen victim to the long line.
I picked up the 15' spey rod with a traditional long belly line and I don't think I will ever have the same excitement using a shorter two-handed rod for a long time. The shear size of the rod and its power being able to lift almost 100' of line out of the water is something that is truly amazing. I cannot seem to erase the slow and delicate nature of its cast out of my mind. Something about the gracefulness of the line unfolding at such a long distance and peacefully landing on the water is something that I could go an entire day doing on the river and not even care about catching a fish.
While everyone seems to be on the switch rod and short spey craze I guess I'm going the opposite direction.