A great saltwater rod

Reviewed by moucheur2003 from Boston, MA on Thursday, September 13, 2012
I have had this rod in a 9 weight for several years and it is my favorite of several 9's I own. Its light weight and fast action make double hauling for distance easy. It doesn't tire out my wrist in a long day on the water, like some other fast-action 9's I have used. I liked it so much that I recently ordered an 8 weight when STP started offering them on closeout. I've only cast the 8 on the lawn so far, but it feels very similar. The action is as good or better than many high-end rods costing many $hundreds more. My only gripe is that the poor quality cork grip uses lots of filler to smooth out the cracks and gaps, but that's just a cosmetic quibble that you don't notice when you're using it.
  • Best Uses: Double Hauling, Salmon, saltwater, Steelhead
  • Cons: Inferior Cork In Grip
  • Pros: Fast action, Lightweight, Long Casts Are Easy, Tough Takes A Beating
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