The rod has smoothly progressive, medium stiff action so I've tried it with a DT-9-F salmon floater and a DT-10-S Type II salmon line -- worked very nicely. As a conventional rod, it's more of an 8/9 and very light, so the rod shouldn't be thought of as a one dimensional, short, heavy head slinger. Earlier on, I had also tried someone else's 9/10 with my 485 grain, 9/10 Guideline heads and they went very well on it.
This rod certainly should be on the short list for anyone wanting a good all-round 14 footer in the 8/9/10 range.
Last edited by peter-s-c; 10-11-2005 at 09:27 AM.