it's great that you like Chris' rods so much, but can you be specific about why? How do they perform? What would you compare them to? How fast or slow are they?
I'll jump in here only because as I was fishing my 7'2" 3 wt. last week (the only rod of Chris' that I have), I was thinking of comparisons. I notice similarities with a Scott F2 653 and a Fenwick FF79, two favorite dry fly rods. I hesitate to talk about tapers, but those rods seem to me to have a transitional zone somewhere around mid-blank to upper third (quarter?) that I'm able to engage fairly easily to put a finishing "flick" in the cast to lay the leader and last bit of line out with controlled slack; i.e., the aerial mend that lays the terminal end down on the line (make that slack line) that I want and keeps me ahead of the drag. Also helps when putting a (fairly light) nymph dropper on and giving a tuck cast effect to drop it straight below the dry, although that use has mostly been with the FF79. Whatever I'm experiencing could just be tied to my natural timing and fairly wristy style (I fish small streams a lot). Although the "zone" (if that's what it is) seems easy to find, it's also subtle enough to blow right by without any notice if I'm casting for distance, and the tip is certainly castable all by itself in close. I'd say the characteristic I'm describing is at "normal" fishing (not casting) distance for the rods, say 12 or 15 ft. from hand on the shorter ones to 35-40' on the FF79, and again, I need to put that flick/mend in there, but it's easy to dial in. And now that I think of it, I've noticed similar action on the older 8'6" Diamondglass 4 wt. (although less pronounced), the Steffen 8' 3/4 (mine is 5 piece) and maybe a vintage Scott yellow blank 8' 5 wt. that Mike McFarland ferruled and another member here finished out (newer rod to me).
As to fast/slow, I'd say faster than average for glass, but by no means anything I want to label "fast," although certainly faster than my Lami 7' 3wt. or 7'6" 4 wt. I hesitate to put any such label on any glass rod; I feel my general lack of experience and knowledge when it comes to tapers.
FWIW, I'd say that my casting skills are average for a guy who's been enjoying fly fishing as much as possible (usually too little) for 25 years. Hope that helps.