Your question could not possibly have landed in a bigger bunch of BillyStix fans if you had worked hard trying!
I don't have one yet, but maybe someday...... if I sit up straight, eat all my vegetables, and remember to say "Yes ma'am" at each and every opportunity, one of those puppies just might "follow me home" !
Yes, and I love mine. They fish well and are built for you, not what some mass marketing agent thinks you want. If you get a baitcaster you'll enjoy NOT having to have a death grip to keep the rod from twisting out of your hands.
i LOVE mine! when i first got it i thought it was too pretty to use. i very quickly got over that! LOL ive caught many a flounder (and other fish) on my stix now. you wont regret investing in a billystix, i call mine "my flounderstix".