I had a backbounce rod from another famous nw rod maker, but unfortunately, I lost it at sea. I like it because of it versatility:throwing huge swimbaits, throwing small and medium size salt water jigs, sturgeon pole, backbouncing heavy weight, etc. It may not be the best rod for all those techniques, but it proved to more than adequate for most techniques and actually excelled being a light pelagic and heavy salmon rod. I just recently brought EXS 96 L and absolutely fell in love with it on the river. So, I'm looking at the options at Lamiglas before looking at other rod manufacturers. What lamiglas rod would you suggest? I'm looking to match my next rod to a Daiwa Pluton reel, also.