I am not an experienced lure fisher for bass, but have fished extensively for freshwater fish for half a century. I decided to buy this expensive rod prior to a guided trip with Marc Cowling as its specifications appeared ideal. I was not disappointed!
Although some might say that the action is "too fast" and that the rod is overly powerful, I would have to say that it suited me perfectly for a casting style that has been developed by launching swim-feeders very long distances on rivers.
It is expensive, but is more than capable of generating the power to cast long range with accuracy. I even managed to land a few fish with it!
I have other rods that have been made in Japan. This one though just seems to suit my personal casting style and feels very well balanced for me.