I just want to say the Certified Pro series represent the best of the best of rods used for catching salmon and steelhead. These rods were made with the fishermen in mind and tailored to their needs. These rods are light and easy to grip, durable and will last a very long time. Also the Certified Pro series is much cheaper than its closest competitor. The best fishermen deserve only the best equipment and the Certified Pro rods are it.