This is my monster buster rod for cow tuna paired with Alutecnos Gorilla 12. It's 5'0 in length and comes with a padded rod sock. This rod is very parabolic and to put a good bend in it you need 25lb+ of drag. It is rated for 30kg+ drag. I've scaled it to 40lb with my Gorilla 12. It's not as stiff as trolling rods but has as much backbone if not more. Being parabolic is a big plus. You could probably use this rod for anything IMO. I think the design behind this rod is very technical. When I scaled 40lb I grabbed on very hard getting ready for a hard pull but it scaled fairly easy. The parabolic bend gave until it was close to my foregrip before giving backbone. The leverage is close to you and you can use it to your advantage with high drag settings. I wouldn't say running around with 40lb of drag on this rod is easy but probably alot easier than with a stiffer rod at same rating. I will post pictures of it's bend later this week.