I have a soft spot for Thomas&Thomas rods. Over the years, I have handled a few of their last generation of glass rods, the green Heirloom series. Those rods are quite close to bamboo, with a considerable swing weight and slow action. Last year they presented the new Lotic series, also made from fiberglass. This is something different. Much lighter in hand and with a swift response. This taper is closer to the old brown Scott rods from the 80's, and perhaps also the Steffen rods. I have to admit I prefer this new design. This rod is the 7'4'', 4wt, and was completed in Fine Tackle Signature style with blued hardware and a 5.5'' straight Ritz grip. If you are looking for a sweet dry fly rod, this is a great option.