Spent a lot of time on the water this summer drop shot fishing with this 10.6oz beauty and it has been a dream. Super light and yet awesome backbone to set the hook hard into fish in 40 fow. Today was a great day to test the rod's ability. My son caught a 19" smallie (probably close to 4 lbs) on this beautifully matched set up (forgot to mention that we're using the Helios 30x spinning reel). My end goal for this year is to remove all the other rods from my boat and just fish Okuma. Great value and excellent quality! Lots of clients have used these rods and many of them have gone out and bought them!