The BVK nine foot seven-weight has a lot of practical uses. This is a great lightweight bonefish rod for places that have a lot of smaller, but wary bonefish. We used one of these rods on a recent trip to Belize where the bonefish average 1 1/2 to 3 pounds. Most of the flies we used were #6 - #8. bonefish were often encountered in very shallow water, and the delicate presentations that we were able to make with this rod were key to our success. This rod employs huge stripping guides to cut down on friction for throwing very long casts. This BVK is also a premier rod for fishing streamers for larger trout and for fishing medium size bass poppers.