Well, I finally got around to fishing with the new rod and taking some pics. I did my best with the pics. Some are not that great though. First thing is how light this rod feels with it being close to 15' long. It feels significantly lighter than the TUSA Amago which was my longest rod. The Nissin also requires a light touch when casting. Too much power in the cast ends up not rolling out. This rod also has a soft tip and will flex all the way to the butt if you hook into something of size. You can not really over power fish like you can with the Amago, but you can still land them as long as you keep them out of the weeds or sticks. The tip plug is all rubber with Nissin embedded on the top. The butt cap is knurled with a hole in the middle. Let me know if you have any questions. Also include are some pics of fish I caught with this rod and some flies I used.