Best, most versatile casting rod for most anglers, whether they fish in freshwater, saltwater with bait or with artificial lures, this is a simple, but sturdy reel never missing a fish again. Made of carbon and fiberglass and very ergonomic, fitting well in your hand. Compact design for backpacking. Some have hooks included, some don't. This rod is our best seller at the moment as people get ready for summer vacation.