Out of the 7 fixed line rods that I own and fish, the two Seiryu rods are my favorites. And the Suntech Kurnai 33HM is my favorite rod of the whole bunch. If you are like me and most of your small stream fish are not all that big (sub 14" fish), you may also find that a Seiryu rod will increase your fishing pleasure substantially, as well. Here is the link to Chris's excellent little article: http://www.tenkarabum.com/trip-report-10-6-13.html