picked up my new lami si 9 ft 8 si on friday from my home town sporting goods store. they always help me out when im looking for a rod. man this rod is one sweet stick and is sensitive and light as heck! put a pflueger patriarch 9530 on it for bobber fishing jigs and pink worms or yarn balls. picked up this rod to go with my 9 ft si casting drift rod. thanks lamiglas!