This Spring Creek is from a run of rods I did several years ago featuring ultra fine (.046?) tips. I designed it to be the ultimate in light-line, small stream trout fishing, as well as a rod that could be easily packed into remote headwaters. It lays #3 line beautifully and I've fished this same model throughout some of New England's best backcountry brook trout waters. The action is a fast dry-fly. This model is also one of my "specials", meaning that it possesses signature and full intermediate wraps in olive which nicely offset the light blonde bamboo. The hardware is oxodized black and the reelseat spacer is a lovely piece of bird's eye maple. The ferrules are my standard swiss, and the rod also has a hook keeper. It is mint and unfished, as though it left the shop only yesterday.Lastly, this rod comes to me from a friend who suffered severe losses during the recent flooding in Vermont. We have reduced our fees in order to help him get back on his feet (due to this factor we also expect paypal fees to be covered by purchaser, for those who wish to pay via the service).