Simply incredible purpose made vertical rods! The balance of low weight, responsiveness, and raw power is technically perfect! The slim blanks are well balanced for precise lure control and fitted with our tactile and comfortable Full Grip cork handle. The action of the blanks has some softness in the tip to absorb savage takes and reduce hook pulls yet have enough steel through the rod to detect bites and strike cleanly. Power builds up progressively along the blank and cushions violent headshakes that can snap lighter hooklengths. There is enough power in the butt of each rod to stop even the biggest of fish. The 183MH model sis designed for classic river and lake situations whereas the 186H is better suited to deep lakes or heavy fishing on bigger rivers targeting specifically pike.