Having gone back home at the weakend ,couldn'thelp but notice the new continental style fishing rods , the k2 being one . These rods are up to 18 ft . My brother and dad both have two . With an over head chuck these rods fly and distances of over 150-180 yards now problem even for the old man. my brother used to cast pendulem and has his 200 yard badge, and now he can get as far with the k2 .Does anyone use one down here , over rough ground ? can they handle it? over clean ground there's no probs.