A couple of weeks back I showed you the Mystic M-Series 593-4 and 693-4 in all their detail obsessed glory. I’ve since consumed copious amounts of alcohol with Mystic’s owners (Chris and Dennis) at Fly Fishing Retailer, and have to say it’s a fine bunch of folks up there in Michigan. I’ve also been reminded by Jeff Cooke (guide wunderkind, Mystic Rep, and generally great dude) that despite what I say about looking good being numero uno importante, how the rods fish is actually what matters. That thought hadn’t really crossed my mind, but I took heed of Cooke’s word and worked them as much as I could.
The lowdown on both rods follows. That makes two parts for the full review, not three as previously promised. Readers get luckier by the moment around here.