I recently purchased a TFO half weight an amazing little rod that is not only great looking but functional. It has a cigar style grip with a cork reel seat and two metal rings to lock the reel in place. The blank is a dark green color with lighter green thread wraps that look very nice. Weighing in at 1.2 ounces and 5ft long its a small rod, and 3 pieces so it packs down very small. I have it paired with an Orvis silver label WF1 line and in the beginning it was very difficult to cast (probably because the lightest rod I had cast prior to it was a 3wt and I am not used to fishing with short rods) But after little while I got my timing in sync and was casting great. I took it out on the creek today and was very impressed at how accurately I could cast and how well it performed in tight quarters, and nothing lays a dry fly down as delicately as a 1wt. Sadly the two fish fool enough to take my dry fly I missed because I was fiddling with the line. But if you are in the market for a short ultralight small stream rod this cannot be beaten for the money.