In The Beginning, we started with this rod. We built this rod to meet the demands of a wide range of anglers. The moderate action allows you to take your time to load the rod to more accurately target rising fish. This rod also fishes well in larger streams and rivers for bass, steelhead and salmon. The action allows a good rod load but also helps protect lighter tippets. It's a great rod with higher grade materials than many other rods in its price range with an eye catching design that will get you on the water throwing tight loops and placing your fly where you want it.