It has the ability to finesse cast a tight loop into those well protected spots (tightly protected under willow branches) so common in smaller streams, and yet it also has the stiffness and power to initiate a quick hook set and power the fish out away from the snags. This is exactly what is needed for my smaller streams. I find that softer or slower rods have the advantage that they load easily and can lay a fly down gently, but they have a very hard time setting the hook quickly and in powering the large trout away from underwater snags.In small waters, you have only milliseconds to act to keep the fish from diving under weed or snag and breaking off. With small trout it's no problem, but a 14 inch brown taken in a creek only a few feet wide is a challenge for any rod. The TB33 is up to the task. I find that the TB33 answers best to a heavier level line, like a #3.5 -4. Small waters don't require lighter lines, because it's easy to keep a shorter line off the water, even a #4 line. The TB33 will cast unweighted flies and beadheads equally well. With a quick, powerful cast you can propel your fly to its intended target with conviction and accuracy. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Rods & Poles". The seller is "fisheratory" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam.