Well, I picked up a G-Rod swapping out with a friend here. I'd seen one of his before, loved the workmanship, the feel.
I took it out today as mentioned in an "Athens and Flags goes fishing adventure" post and I really, really like it. This one is actually the 6'6" Trout rod, a 2 piece affair. G-Rods are the relatively new ones making a lot of news made with layers of graphene in the making of the rod. Graphene is a single atom in width material with super strength to weight metrics.
Well, okay. I love science; but, how does it feel? Today, I tossed one of the tiny 3" Keitech Easy Shiners on a 3/0 jig hook with no weight. I was actually pre-fishing with a friend for bass today. So, tossing nothing very big, but the rod loads up very well and it really has that trampoline effect and releases a lot of energy into the lure for long casts. I believe it has a solid tip like some of the JDM ultralight high-end rods and it just feels better.
It also seems very accurate. I was making snap casts down a creek channel with lily pads 6 feet apart and just nailing my intended spots either in the skinny channel or in pockets within the pads.
G-Rods International makes a short crappie rod that is reasonably priced so I might check that out sooner or later.
Anyway, I'd give the rod an A+, a "10", as I haven't found a single thing I don't like about it. It should work great for panfishing where I need to make longer casts. It came with a very nice travel bag so it can be broken down, carried along in the car . . . for that little creek running under this or that bridge. I might stop more often!