This rod is a beast. I bought it to fish from the surf and for some atlantic salmon. If you are looking for a rod to stop large fish, this will get the job done and then some.
I probably used it for a couple dozen outings or so, and just have not used it much since.
I also own a Kyogi which is really similar in both action and weight. I dont need two rods that do the same thing.
It is so much fun to fish and to load up with a nice fish.