I got out to Southern yesterday and had a chance to try out the OTI 5'6" 600 gram spiral wrap rod that I built. The rod worked WONDERFULLY! I was concerned that the blank was a bit too stiff for jigging, but when coupled with my Accurate 665NN reel...it is definitely the best rod/reel combo that I have jigged with to date. I was catching fish on most every drop. I jigged up lots of snapper, a couple of bonita, a nice AJ (was not quite a keeper) and a beeliner. I am very impressed with the sensitivity of the rod....you can feel all of the bumps and changes that prompt you to set the hook. The rod is so sensitive that I bet that you can feel a feather brushing the line. Needless to say, I was very pleased with my new fishing weapon. I also caught a couple of Scamp, (one right after the other), on live pin perch on the bottom that weighed 5-6 pounds. (Now I have to figure out how I'm going to cook up that Scamp this evening).