I'm no tour pro or wannabe, so for what it's worth, I'm really enjoying fishing these rods. I stumbled on G-Rod Intl. when I added a back up crappie jig spinning rod. I had it on deck next to a Dobyns Champion Extreme 701. I was quick to shuffle the Dobyns to my back up. The G-Rod blank was more sensitive lighter and stronger. Gary makes great rods, but now I am switching out some Champions and Loomis IMX Bass rods to The G-Rod Pro Bass and Game changers, mostly for my slow moving baits as the sensitivity is unreal. They do seem to be under rated at about a half power if not more. If your going to spend the coin, try one of the Pro Bass series rods. If your looking for a bargain check the Game Changer series, it's not that far off their premium rod.