I have a Manley medium/heavy spinning rod with micro guides that I rigged up with a Penn reel for saltwater use (inshore, redfish, etc.). I also use it for shakey head and some topwater when bass fishing. Love it! Seems to be very high quality. It feels good and the grips are nice. I keep the length adjustment counterweight all the way in so that the rod is balanced in my hand when holding it (I like to hold it just in front of the reel). I assume it helps prevent fatigue to a degree. Due to where i like to hold a spinning rod, I also appreciate the nice grips in front of the spinning reel. The design is well thought out.
God does not charge time spent fishing against a man's allotted life span. - Indian Proverb