Not every graphite fly rod is a joy to cast. The same is true with fly rods made of bamboo. Bamboo (just like graphite) is simply a material. Knowing how to work with bamboo is only the first step. Designing a specific fly rod model to perform correctly in a given situation, while keeping in mind bamboo's exceptional qualities (and limitations) is the real secret to building a masterpiece. This particular rod is designed specifically to fish the numerous, smaller trout streams that cover our country. It's balanced, true-tracking, crisp and accurate, making for the best bamboo dry fly rod you've ever cast. Of course, it's perfectly appointed with the correct components and varnished impeccably. This rod is akin to driving that vintage roadster with the top down...it's doesn't get much better!