Enough of that stuff, let’s get to the meat and potatoes, how does it preform? Well, I took the 8' 9" 4 weight out and gave it a go. The load point of this rod is deep in the butt section. I used 2 different lines and feel a longer taper like the Trout LT to be a good choice, I didn't have one to try, but I actually want to try the old double taper on this rod. I think that will perform equally well. As mentioned the load point is deep, but the rod is not what I would consider "soft" it actually is quite crisp and VERY accurate. I had no trouble hitting targets from as close as 15 feet to an estimated 40 or so feet. Ultra-light in the hand and silky smooth you could cast this rod all day and never get tired. A wide loop is a byproduct of the slower action and I did notice wind to be an issue on a few casts. Probably not the best choice if you are throwing a tandem nymph rig with an indicator and shot, but if small flies and delicate presentations are your game put this one on your list of "must try" rods.
Available in 2 thru 5 weights and lengths of 7' 9" or 8' 9" there is a weight and a length to suit the needs of most anglers. Please feel free to stop in and give one of these rods a try, You will be glad you did.