This rod has taken my fishing to a new level. A friend purchased the nine foot model for me, and I decided to match it with an ultralight reel spooled with the new Nanofil line (4lb test). This is the epitome of finesse fishing. I have landed a 38"pike, hundreds of scrappy smallmouth, and even some bruiser redfish in the Gulf of Mexico. It also makes for an excellent Steelhead rod for fishing spawn. Ironically, I have yet to catch a Crappie on it! For me, it remains my most versatile and sensitive rod for the money, so much so that I have recently stocked up on them... fearing their phasing out one day. Thanks for a great product
- I recommend this product.