I have this rod in a 9'6" 6 weight and it has more power than much pricier rods. I have used it for everything from dry to heavy streamers. It is a very fast stiff rod, however if you are gentle, it can produce gentle presentations. This rod excels in throwing heavier lines and big flies with ease. It has "easy" power, which means you don't have to work hard to get long casts out of it. This is the reason I would recommend this rod to someone looking for a streamer rod, it wont beat you up. If you simply back off the power the rod will do the work for you.