Took them out that very day to surf fish in gulf. Handled big redfish and shark no problem.. The 13' pole was broke on a hinged eye lit and Overstock shipped me a new pole right away. I am very satisfied with the purchase and will continue to purchase from Overstock.
Took this rod to Bahamas for fishing trip and performed well for a 3 piece rod, great action. handled 80lb shark and several grouper very well. My friend had a Cabela's 3 piece rod that did not come close to comparing to this rod for durability and action.