It displays devistating effectiveness during frog games in heavy cover, with jigs over 3/8 oz. and punching with heavy weight sinkers over 1oz. The regular taper of the long shaft distributes the stress applied to the shaft, and reduces power loss. It allows for domination against big bass, even amidst cover. This versatile heavy cover rod can take abuse in any field, from ponds to reservoirs to rivers and big lakes.