Lovely little rod, seen action a couple of times now on tree lined small stream in Shropshire. Used for single dry fly and light duo set up. Delicate presentation at close range - typically around 20 foot, above 30 foot is a long cast on this water.
Very pleased with purchase so far. Not many rods available in this configuration.
Nice work Tom.
Adam C - Shropshire, UK
What a fantastic rod. First time I played a fish on it, I thought it was a Marlin.
I bought these rods a month ago & have had great fun with them catching everything from 6” wild browns to rainbows over 3lb. Roll Casting is outstanding & the protection of light tippets superb. They are great fun even with small fish but cope well with big hard-fighting rainbows. Perfect small stream rods.
received in a couple of day of ordering and I am very pleased with the purchase the finish is 5* and matches everything Tom highlights in the videos and livestreams and this will be my go to dry fly set up no doubt further purchases will follow
After watching a few of Toms videos YouTube, I decided I wanted a new little river rod. The California in the videos looked like it fit the bill. I read a few online articles about glass rod before committing, as always having used carbon rod (just my age I guess) I was a little worried about glass of old been soft and spongy... But let me tell you that defiantly isn’t the case! The California arrived and I was instantly impressed by the build quality, having always used sages this is just as good, the cork is first class, the blank a beautiful color and the fit and finish is perfect. Having used the short head weight 4, let me tell you, it’s casts just as good as it looks. No sponginess only perfectly formed accurate loops, the tip although soft has fast recovery so ‘carbon casters’ don’t need to worry. It’s just smooth and a joy to cast. It’s fantastic!