I got my Burkheimer 5115-4 ( 11'5", 4-5-6 ) last summer and I can categorically say that among a number of rods in that class I tested, this one is the best short spey trout rod/small stelhead on the market, period, with a magic Burkie feel. Sweet action with a crisp and fast recovery and nice feeling along entire blank. Scandi heads like Airflo 330 gr ( 335 actual weight) is very sweet even with 10' polyleaders up to 50 gr or so when performing single spey cast for example.. The 360 gr Scandi Head out of the box will dig a bit deeper into the butt but works very well too. I am not a big fun of Skagit line but 350-375 head + 10' of T-8 is a good fit. Guideline 3D head like H-I-S3 ( 345 gr/34') is another great option. Before I got the 5115-4 ( after "molesting" Kerry for such rod for near 2 years....) I have been fishing Meiser, 12'6" 4-5-6, 5 pc rod. since 2005 and it was the best rod for me until I start playing with the 5115-4. They are few other nice recently designed rods on the market like Sage short spey in wt.5, but they are not up to Burkheiemr 5115-4. Over the last 10 year I have been spending many weeks each year during summer in SW central Alaska in pursuing a wild Alaskan Bows in 3-10 lb and this rods is ideal for the job, either swinging an articulated leach ( a trout version) or fooling rainbows on a mouse pattern.