These fishing poles of the highest quality are lightweight, incredibly flexible, extra-sensitive and very strong, made of High Modulus Graphite Carbon manufactured in Japan. Design and engineering are concerned the Japanese technology is still the best in the world by far. Rods are excellent for bass fishing or crappie fishing on a worm or live minnow in freshwater lake or pond, Trout fishing on a fly in streams, Carp on a river, snapper from the shore or bay. Ultra light weight, flexibility and great sensitivity made them number one rods for every fisherman from a young kid to a professional angler. Poles provide a level of precision that a rod and reel just can't produce. Once you learn how to use it, you'll ask yourself why it wasn't sooner.