when I talked to Steve he said he wasn't happy with the flex on the uhm rods, I just assumed he had a hand in their design, but i could be wrong. I think my little 11" 3/4 is a nice scandi stick, but certainly not great. Most of the flex is toward the tip and it takes a good load to make the rod flex much beyond the top two sections. A 12 inch trout can put a pretty decent bend in it however, and it still has power to turn an 18 incher. All in all an ok scandi stick for the money and a lot of fun with medium sized trout. If you're interested I have a short video I shot of me casting it that I could post if you want to see how it casts and flexes.
"Perhaps fishing is, for me, only an excuse to be near rivers." - Roderick Haig-Brown
Last edited by Peteo; 07-14-2015 at 07:28 PM.