ths is a great fshing pole for beginners,intermediets, or pro fishermen! it is convenient because of it small design , hs a long casting range because of it' s smooth reel, and is very flexible because of it's strong flexible pole, and is very light due to it s masll light pole nd reel. this pole is perfect for fishing out of small boat or kayak because of it's convenient size. after purchasing the pole at walmart, i decided to test it out at my locial lake. as you cann see in the pixtur e below , i caught a nice bass! it is about 15 inches. for a lure, i used a booyah spinner in a yellow color.this pole work s like a charm!!!