Just got this rod in last night so havnt been able to get on the water but man is it sweet! It balances extremely well. Great taper on the tip end of the rod. Well worth the extra 50$ from tackle warehouse to upgrade from the old extreme. It is made in China and I know that turns some folks off. This rod is very well put together, flawless. From the handle to the first eye there is a Kevlar wrapping that is course to the touch but this observation is not a negative mark. Gary Dobyns got this one right for sure. I'm a g loomis guy but I'm in love with this rod. Probably going to bite the bullet and buy more of these HP rods before it's all said and done.
If someone will let me know if my pictures loaded i can add them one at a time. For some reason i can only see one that i loaded. I took several and would like everyone to see them. I am super impressed with this rod and cant wait to get it on the water and try it out. Id love to get a bait caster like this in the future.