I looked at one today and was a bit surprised that the tip was pretty stiff. I compared it to a Calstar 700H and the Calstar had quite a a bit more flex than the OTI. I need a rod to hold me over until I have a couple of customs built this fall/winter. I am casting 2.5-3.5 oz plugs. It does not look like I could load up the OTI too much for distance. Any input would be appreciated. Some will say go with the 40/60 but that is not an option for me right now. Would not mind hearing though if there is quite a bit of difference in the 40/60 casting wise.