I've been fishing my sample, and the 8' 4 weight is an exceptional rod. I own a Winston TMF (perhaps the finest small stream dry fly rod ever) and the Brook gives it a run for the money. For 179.99 with case it is a great buy. I have guides using and loving them in Northern MI, and in the Smokeys. We spent a ton of time developing these new rods and it shows. I have seen plenty of Jaws drop at shows and demos.
Cortland - Brook Fly Rods