When you're fishing big water for salmon and steelhead this is as good as it gets. It's extremely lightweight, casts like a bullet and handles big fish exceptionally well. It's hard to imagine a rod so light can be so tough and have so much power. An excellent rod for managing heavy sinking lines, shooting heads and sink tips, it will practically talk to you it's so sensitive. It has exceptional mending ability and reacts quickly when a big fish does everything it can do to get away. It generates unbelievably high line-speeds which really helps when casting in the wind. If you want one rod to do a lot of things, especially when it comes to managing line and fighting big fish in tough places, this is the best choice. A great choice for sea-run browns, big winter steelhead of most of the salmon species!