I ordered two of these. We fish for sunfish and tilapia on the Colorado River and the occasional stocked trout in the winter out here in Yuma AZ. I built one blank for a friend. The other I will use for a shop display example and also take it out when I panfish. I love the value for how much rod you are getting. At 7' 6", this blank has a wonderful moderate action suitable for floats, jigs, and slack lining bait. I also test casted the first finished rod with some very small crappie type crank baits, spinners, and weights within the rating. I was pleased with the distance and retrieve. The blank was outfitted with airwave spinning guides and a reverse taper Japanese style light weight split grip. With a standard size 16 pac bay spinning seat, the finished rod weighs 5.5 ounces with quite a bit of thread work and 4 coats of epoxy in the tiger wrap of the split grip. They are not perfectly straight: that's pretty much my only con: both have a bit of curve in the tip that lines up with the spine. Neither I nor my buddy really mind this because we both understand it's an inexpensive item that will perform well for our purposes regardless of this small con.
|Line Weight:||4-10 lb.|
|Tip Size:||6.0 (~2.4mm)|
|Description:||Value E-Glass Freshwater|
|Application:||Crappie & Panfish, Trout & Stream|