I had a fly rod break last fall and got this as a Christmas gift. Though I wish it was a bit longer I have no problem casting up to 25 yards with this rod. The carbon fibre core is super strong and I’ve almost bent it tip to handle and it didn’t break. The extra tip is also a huge plus. Though I wouldn’t use the flys for anything other then carp (which I want to try) they seem good and are just another bonus. The reel is smooth and being prespooled was super convenient. 10/10 especially for the price.
For the price point this is an excellent way to get started with fly fishing. The rod is right in the middle of weights to offer a good all around combo for a wide variety of fish. The rod action is pretty fast so it is a good option for beginners. When I brought the combo to a lesson the veteran angler was very impressed. Sure you xan spend hundreds more on fly equipment but why would you when you are just starting out.
I have been fly fishing for many years and have very expensive rods. But this rod is a great value looks good cast nice. When someone is starting to get into fly fishing and they ask me what rod to get I send them here