hi im phil i love fishing and cycle around the country sides etc. looking for unfished waters pool ponds etc. so have to use as less tackle as poss i make and use all me own made baits and ground baits i found a new water and desided to buy this rod ideal 10ft i use as feeder this is a top. rod cope.d with every thing from smashing down reeds ha. to slightest bites but impressed me when bringing in me bigest fish ive landed so far a 32 pound carp with esae EXCELLENT ROD. tank you.