An excellent rod for either fishing from the shore or a boat. Plenty of power, and extra length, which gives you great control and makes it easy to lift a lot of line from the water. It has a sensitive tip and plenty of power in the butt section. Also comes with a spare tip. The sensitive tip helps the rod load quickly on short casts, and protects the tippet when playing fish. The added power in the bottom end makes longer casts a breeze and gives you lifting power when you need it.