This powerhouse spinning rod is as comfortable in freshwater as it is in salt. It's our spin version of a Carolina-rig rod, with more than enough power to fish heavy cover and big jigs. It handles oversized baits well, and you can fly line small crabs a country mile when casting to cruising permit or small tarpon. Bass anglers will enjoy this rod for pitching jigs and worms around brush and tules, and it's powerful enough to sub as a light-duty flipping stick. After northerns and small muskies? No problem for the 844. This rod may be beefy; but thanks to IMX, you'll swear you're using a 6-footer.