This 6′ boat rod is designed for fishing from a boat where a longer rod can get in the way and is not needed. We originally built these great light duty rods for the Northeast Striper fisherman at the Norwalk boat show almost 15 years ago and they are still just as popular today. It is a great all around, general purpose conventional rod for fishing 15-20# test line. We suggest using an Avet SX reel on this rod or even a Penn International 965 sized reel. These rods are extremely durable and they will last you a lifetime. Great rod for Fluking too!