It's a nice rod. I bought one in Feb. of this year. Haven't got to use it yet, but I've put 120 hrs. of practice on it. Going up to Washington next month and give it a work out. Have caught a few trout on it and it seemed to handle them nicely.
Before I bought it, I tried a Winston DB, a 7136, and a Scott. Liked them all, but liked this one the best. Use two lines with it, a 7/8 midspey with tips and SA XLT. Handles the 15 ft. tips fine. 80" all day long with a circle T or spiral roll. Can get out a little further but usually don't. Like the XLT floater better than the midspey floater except in the wind. Tried a 7/8 and a 6/7 XLT. Like the 6/7 much better. Can pick up 110 to 115' but usually fish at 85' to 90' max.
Depends what kind of rod action you like but, for me, it's a very nice casting rod. Hope to hook a twenty pounder next month and see how it handles. (Ya right, maybe the Hoh will be forgiving this year) I like the rod. Hope this helps.