This trolling rod is designed by well-known guide Roger Grant (Pickwick, TN), the pioneer of the latest and greatest technique for crappie fishing: side-pulling. This rod offers exact strength, sensitivity, and action for an exact bait presentation when pulling from the side of the boat. Whether spider-rigging, tight-lining, or side-pulling, your ability to see the lightest taps makes all 'the difference'! Makes a great spinning rod and is fantastic for deep water-jigging in tight areas, or wade-fishing. IM6 graphite blank for additional stiffness and sensitivity. Portuguese cork handle. High-quality guides with ceramic inserts for smooth line flow.