Manufactured using a blend of fiberglass/graphite composite material, this rod offers great performance and features at a price you can afford. It is partnered with the vertical-mounted Quick-Change reel that allows you to change your line quickly by simply fitting a pony spool into the reel cradle (instructions included). The bottom reel seat offers great balance and blank-thru-handle action, and yes, it even has a touch system like many of the premium rods on the market. You simply cannot beat the combination of performance and value. A really cool looking burgundy blank, EVA handle, and stainless-steel guide inserts for durability and smooth line flow.