This is what Mike tells about this rod/blank;
A short 5wt is a rod that should be used a lot more.This taper is powerful yet super smooth and fun to cast. The versatility of this rod is unreal. The perfect rod for BIG trout in small streams.
The grip is top flor grade and the hardware is polished brass with a blued butt cap. Insert is olivewood and all turned in house. Guides are Originals Snake Brand and the stripping guide from Joe Arguello, they are wrapped with Kimono silk with the colour golden pavilion and some tipping with Pearsall’s Gossamer tipping.