G Loomis Pro4x ShortStix Fly Rods are powerful tools for fishing for predatory gamefish- bass, pike, musky, striped bass, roosterfish, etc! The rods are noticeably shorter, quick loading and dramatically easier to cast. Because of the short length (7'6"), they are much lighter, but create exceptionally high line speeds and tight loops thanks to the new generation of “short head” fly lines like the Rio Outbound, Rio Pike Musky, and Scientific Anglers' Titan Taper. These new specialty fly rods are capable of achieving surprisingly long casts, even with large, bulky flies! They are designed for shallow wading, casting from the jetties or from a boat and they'll handle a number of different species like roosterfish, big snook and tarpon. There will be many freshwater applications for these rods, ranging from golden dorado to peacock bass & big pike to muskie. The size 8/9 and 9/10 have short, full wells grips and large fighting butt. The 10/11 and 11/12 have and integrated fighting grip with short full wells handle and large fighting butt.