Excellent light weight rod with a nice amount of power in the mid section. Very easy to cast. Seems casting weight was initially over stated. I'd place this at a comfortable 5oz casting rod, perhaps 6 if needed and smooth cast... but certainly not 7 or 6 and a big bait. I'm sure the snapping issues were down to people using too big a weight than the rod is designed for, but didn't help that it stated this weight could be cast.