Jim says "All of us who appreciate fine bamboo rods should thank Harry Boyd for bringing David into the bamboo business. His fit and finish is some of the best in the business. David calls this a boat rod and it would be an excellent small mouth tool. This rod is hollow built, light in the hand and very fast but still a bamboo action. Even the plastic nerds in our shop love this rod. If you, like many, think that bamboo is slow and gutless then you need to cast this rod. The rod has two extra tips, dont ask I am an idiot."