All Avid casting rods are made with premium-grade, high-modulus SCIII graphite. They are incredibly light and super sensitive, but still have all the strength and durability you demand from a high performance rod. The Fuji® Alconite® Concept Guide System reduces line twist and is up to 35% lighter than conventional guides. The Alconite® rings are built to stand up to tough fishing and weather conditions without sacrificing sensitivity, casting distance or accuracy. Handles are ergonomically shaped and made with select-grade cork, so you can cast and fight fish all day without ever thinking about having to put down one of these rods. Casting rods have Fuji® exposed-blank reel seats. Lifetime Warranty. Handcrafted in the U.S.A.