The BVK nine and a half foot seven-weight is a great streamer rod, or lightweight steelhead rod. it is very handy anywhere deeper wading is involved. The ranges that are available when throwing shooting heads with this rod are truely astounding. 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.