This rod is designed for you to add more fun and excitement when catching KoKanee using downriggers. The fine light tips are in downriggers for gentle line pickup and hook setting. The 5/D design allows fish fighting control with Ultra light fun. The lower butt section is beefy enough to allow you to pop the line of the downrigger release. This rod uses 10 of the micro guides to keep the line off the blank. All these features packed in a rod so light that it is a shame you have to put a reel on it.