It's been six months since I built this rod and I can tell you that it has become my favorite. It can handle most surf conditions and most plugs up to, but no more than 3 oz. My arms no longer get tired! I use 30# powerpro line and a penn 704z reel. Next season I will build a lamiglass gsb120 1m for heavy water. I hope that Lamiglass will come out with a ten foot tri wall soon.