The ICON bass rod is perfectly suited to the be used for a variety of methods whilst fishing from different marks around the coastline. The 2-4oz rating means it can cast a bait a long way with ease and also has a soft tip action to spot small bites and not to move lighter leads while fishing in the surf. At 11ft 6" long, the rod is also perfectly suited as an all-round inshore rod to be used whilst casting mackerel feathers and float fishing from the beach, pier or rock marks. The rod has also been designed to be used with the ICON 5000 spin reel that comes preloaded with 20lb braid. This reel perfectly balances the rod for superb casting performance.