Although it is an excellent product, I believe this rod is somewhat mislabeled - I feel this rod should be classified as having a ML power, best with 6-10 lbs. line (mono or the equivalent fluoro or braid) and a 1/8-1/2 oz. casting weight. It's outstanding for river fishing with 1/8-1/4 oz lures; I actually use it very successfully (for white bass, smallmouths, saugers and walleyes) down to 1/16 oz. jigs on 4 lbs. Stren. The tip section is very sensitive, but the blank transitions quickly into a sturdy fast-action backbone about 30" down from the top guide. The balance is much better than average with 2500-3000 size reels. This rod is the perfect complement to the St. Croix MH Triumph Salmon and Steelhead rod. Together, these two rods can cover the vast majority of all river bank or pier lure fishing.
Pros: Good value for the price, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Wide casting weight range, Good balance for long rod, Good sensitivity for 2 pc.
Cons: Action is more Medium-light than Medium, Specs seem too high in practice
Best Uses: River Fishing, Pier Fishing, Shore fishing, Casting Lures
Would you recommend this product? Yes