I ordered the 10'6" 3wt and it's a really nice rod. Very light and balance perfectly with a Ross Eddy 4/5 reel. Fit and finish are top notch, although the handle is a bit thicker than I'd like. It cast very well and effortlessly with the tip being so light and responsive. Casting a 4wt level floating nymph line with a dry is pretty decent, not bad at all. Can't wait til the river opener in June!
Marryat 10' 5/6 wt
I purchased this rod for fishing the lower Yuba, which is a relatively large and wide river for the rod I normally use for nymphing (4wt Greys streamflex). The Greys is a great rod but falls short when trying to get any casting distance. There's a lot of water on the lower Yuba that can't be waded or bank accessed, hence the need for a little more reach in a cast.
This rod is a little stiff for a 5wt line, as I found out the first time I tried it. I eventually settled on a 7wt. outbound short floating for nymphing. It would load the rod well while short lining, then transition into a good roll cast out to the working section with good accuracy. ( I don't use mono for a fly line, the concept sucks in my book, but then, I'm not politically correct.) The rod gives pretty good feel as far as telling the bottom from a fish.
I use a Rio single hand spey in 7wt for fishing drys. Again, roll casts seem to be the way to go, however a 6wt dry line may be a better choice if you're doing a lot of false casting. I just rarely have enough room behind for back casting.
It will also streamer fish very well, again, Ive been using a 7wt, short head sinking line for this.
I chose this rod for something a little more versatile than the Greys 4wt. I've been using this rod for streams and rivers and am very pleased with it. The guides are second to none, reel seat sucks (too much play). I tightened the seat up with some silicone grease, now it doesn't come loose. I think the Greys seat is the best I've found. I don't care for the Ratrod black finish, it just looks wrong in my opinion.
Having said all this, it's still probably the most versatile rod I have to date.