This rod was supposedly designed as a nymph rod for NZ. That is okay if there are 6-8lb trout eating nymphs, but that is normally not the case anywhere outside NZ. However we saw these rods and got the distributor to send us one. We discovered it to be an excellent rod for boat or shore fishing with plenty of power, and extra length, which in turn gives you great control. It has a sensitive tip and plenty of power in the butt section.
Normally a European style nymph rod is soft to deal with light fish and light tippets. But NZ fish are bigger and that is why this rod is stronger than a traditional nymph rod. The sensitive tip helps the rod load quickly on short casts, and protects the tippet when playing fish. The added power in lower end of the rod assists on longer casts and gives you lifting power when you need it.
It also comes with a six inch insert piece. This effectively converts the rod from a 9'6 to 10'0 giving you two rods for the price of one. And who wouldn't like an extra six inches.