You can "tell-em NO!" with this rod. It's a powerhouse that will double nicely for a back-up flipping stick with plenty of power for fishing big jigs, heavy line and oversized worms and lizards. Bass are ambush creatures and use cover to their advantage. When you need to put a bait into a tight spot in the middle of a bush, you need a rod that has the power to pull the bass right back out that same hole...now! This rod will do that in spades.