I met Markus Haldin here in Sweden a few years ago. We spent a few days fishing together, and enjoyed each others company. Markus is one of the most dedicated trout fisherman I know, and there are no white waters he wouldn't dare to deep wade. Markus Haldin is also a professional rod builder, and has a nice line-up of fiberglass rods. This is his 8', 8wt in Orange Rust, finished in pike style with durable components in aluminum and a short fighting butt. It has a strong, medium fast progressive action, but with a smooth bend. The balance is just perfect, and I look forward to take it out for a spin.