Built on a custom blended Japanese carbon fiber blank, these rods are balanced, light and sensitive. Ergonomic EVA grips and award winning Microwave guides for worry free fishing. Once you try one you will be spoiled. This makes a great value at this price point ($129). In addition to this, all casting models come with a custom rod sleeve. Backed by a 90 day no questions asked warranty, then pro-rated for the lifetime of the rod.