I took some of the Carp-pocalypse loot out for a spin this evening. I haven't put a line on the Access reel yet, so I tried it out with my Multi tip 8 wt line. I used both a sink tip and the floating and enjoy the Access 8 wt. It is a tip flex rod and feels very fast. For years I was a big fan of slower action rods, but I find myself gravitating towards the faster stuff now. Granted, they don't seem to be as accurate in close, but I am slowly converting.
Thanks again Orvis!