I have a couple and they work great if you dont have to reel much. It goes cattywampus if you have any weight from anything of size . 15' and less its the way to go. Deeper than that I like regular rod set up
I have used rear reel seat rods for many years. Below are the 3 that I use. I really like them when fishing 15' and less, and especially in the spring time fishing in less than 4'. I pair it with a micro reel since I am normally just lifting the fish in the boat using the line as opposed to "reeling" them in.