When I put a reel on this particular rod, I was immediately impressed by its balance and weightlessness. It’s not tip heavy and despite the full cork grip, it feels great in your hands. I’m normally not a full-cork guy when it comes to rod handles but this rod might change my mind a little bit.
I’ve been able to throw frogs and flip creature baits with this rod for hours without any undue fatigue. The poorly balanced rods are the ones that normally make you sore after a long day of fishing but throughout my testing with this rod, I’ve felt like a spring chicken at the end of some long, hot summer days.