Beautiful rod, a little softer than I expected, but still a very nice action. Great balance, it would be an excellent Steelhead rod, but I'm using it for Surfperch. I was planning to take it to Cabo San Lucas for a light surf rod, but it's a little too light to use off the beach. It would be a good rod for light tackle "whipping" in the surf in Hawaii.
The rod is light weight fast tip. Another great shakespeare product.
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.