The Clam JM Mackinaw Baitcasting Ice Rod was designed extensively for the sole purpose of taming lake trout. The Hyper Modulus Graphite blank features a spiraled guide wrap for better shock absorption and sensitivity. The cork handle is designed extra long past the reel seat for better balance and leverage to reduce fatigue while "bobbing" all day. One of the most versatile trout rods ever designed, it's great for fishing outside or inside a shelter, and it's at home on the Great Lakes or inland water. This rod is extremely effective for chasing pike and salmon as well. Designed for braided line.