This is the best rod I have ever used! The reel has a little fin for grabbing the line while casting that is extremely convenient, and the rod is sensitive but durable.
latched on to a 9 lb. cat reeled it in with no problem line that was on it held up very well
The reel is not the one pictured on the website! The rods only have 4 eyelets on a 5 foot rod! I have a 4 foot 8 inch one piece Ugly Stik with 5 eyelets! Not the quality I was expecting from Ugly Stik!