Excellent All-Purpose Fly Rod especially for Trout angler. Easy to cast accurately especially for mid distance for trout fishing. Only weight at 3.06 oz. for 4wt rod. Feeling nice and light in hand. The high modulus 30T and 40T mixed Carbon fiber blank is definitely lightest feeling rodAccurate and covering the distance that is useful for most anglers. Very caster friendly. Not designed to cut into the wind. But really perform accurate and easy to control in presentationAll high-end componentries are all used on this rod, Pacbay Titanium Snake guides and Minima Ring Stripping guide. CNC machined Aluminum reel seat with carbon fiber insert. AAA grade pure Cork handleTWO-YEAR-WARRANTY and LifeTime Repairing Warranty - we as a 15 years fly rod factory, offer “No Hassle” warranty for all our rods for one year. If you are not 100% satisfied with our rod, you can return it in any time. And we also offer lifetime repairing for all Maxcatch rods. ★★★★★Ricky NelsonI purchased the 5 weight Maxeatch Black Star Series Fly Fishing Rod because I wanted a lightweight, but strong rod I could travel with. This g foot rod comes in 4 pieces. The 4 pieces arrived in perfect condition and fit together well and were easy to align. I love the look of this sleek and shiny smooth black rod that reminds me of the deep glossy lacquer finish of a fine piano. The rod was nearly flawless in appearance with only one visible mark on the finish that was slightly raised. This flaw was very small, the size of a pin head.The rod comes in a cloth bag with 4 pockets, one for each piece of the rod. This bag is then rolled and placed in a hard sided cordura rod tube with foam in the ends to protect the rod for travel. It has a secure zipper closure, carry handle and clear sleeve for ID. I've wanted a 4 piece travel rod that will fit in my luggage for plane travel for over a year, so I was looking forward to receiving this item and my first chance to try it out.The cork handle, said to be Portuguese in origin, is super-smooth and felt comfortable and secure in my hand when fishing. The grip looked and felt like it was of the highest quality. It is also very, very light. The build quality of this rod is easy to see and feel. I matched it with a 5-6 Maxeatch Graphite reel and Maxcatch weight-ward floating line. I'm working to improve my fly fishing skills, and this rod was extra easy to cast. I felt like I Had better control of my cast and retrieve than my older 2 piece rod that I've been using. The rod provided good sensitivity to hits from even the smaller fish.I had only a few hours of time to spend at an unfamiliar lake on my first trip out with this rod. Work gets in the way of my fishing too often. However, this Maxcatch Black Star Fly Rod left me wanting to get right back out at my first opportunity. It's a strong and capable rod that I'm proud to own and look forward to using a lot.