Basically mate it's a match rod with massive casting power,due to its phase taper "tapers from to to butt"it will load power all the way to the bottom of the rod. They have hit 270/80's over grass! Lovely fishing tip,very smooth rod. Some say they are soft lol but you only get out what you put in to be honest. Clean to mixed ground but I know a mate who's had some big eels on them with no probs. hope this helps matey.