I have just received my 12ft John Norris-Guideline, Salmon fly rod. I must say it oozes quality and I like the large tip ring, great idea. Also the accessories are excellent. Nice to get a quality rod bag instead of one made of what my dear old Grandad called rivet bag Tweed. The only other rod bags that came anywhere near this quality were hand made by the bespoke rod maker the late Steve Parton. I'm really looking forward to trying the rod out and if it performs as well as it looks it will be really something. Price wise it hits way above its price tag. I'm also impressed with the quality and range of John Norris fly lines and in future I don't think I will be buying anybody else's.