Seeker Black Steel Deckhand Style rods feature the same Graphite & E Glass composite construction as Black Steel rods with grips and a reelseat. The Graphite reduces overall weight, increases lifting power and quickens recoil rate. The Deckhand style rods have cork tape non slip handles and do not have a reelseat. Using your reels rod clamp you can mount your reel in the most comfortable position up and down the rod butt. As a general rule, with your elbow at the end of the rod, you would mount your reel so you can cradle it with your hand. Available in 8 or 9' in both live bait and jig casting actions.