Not at all the case with mine(maybe if you get the low
end rods). I've let plenty of people with high end rods use it and asked what they thought, no real complaints. Sounds like some butt hurt in your post for some reason.
Accurate/long casting, smooth guides, zero QC issues, held up to the beatings I give it, I feel everything, balanced well, and it's much nicer to use than my castaways and Abu Rods.
Couldn't care less if someone one YouTube uses it I took a chance and got a nice rod. Yeah I could spend twice the money and get a nicer rod, but this does everything I need and more.
Edited by AKMike (10/10/17 09:33 PM)