3.5/5 - Good choice, for the price point
Very light rod that is well-balanced with zero shoulder stress after fishing all day. The rod is so light that I would rate this rod a line size down. The 4wt is very much a 3wt both in sensitivity and fish fighting capability. Does work reasonably well as a dry fly rod, in a pinch. In comparison to the original Cortland Euro rods and others at this price point, it's a fine choice. Personally, I find the rod to be far too tippy for me. The lack of progression limits the rod's sensitivity unless you are fishing very long, very light rigs and strictly mono. If you fish French or Spanish rigs and rely on sighters, not a problem. However, on western freestone streams with heavier flies fished Czech style, this would not be my rod of choice.