I have been playing with the idea of buying a pole for the last couple of years in order to add another weapon to my asrenal of rods. As a first time pole angler I couldn't fault it. It felt well balanced, the sections seem well made and have a really good finish and haveing thebtop kit already elasticated was great. I can tie just about any rig for a rod but pole rigs are new to me so it was again a real boon having a rig supplied. I fished the following day with the pole for about 6 hours and had no issues with aches or back strain (of which I have a history of). I'm looking forward to my next trip out.