Had another good day on the water here at Lake of the Woods. More smalllmouth than we bothered to count plus northern pike and walleye. The little fishing rods I had Emmrod make up for me are wonderful. The Combat Rod is just the thing for fast and furious fishing giving no quarter to the fish, it truly is had to fin combat at it's best. The one that caught this nice 31 inch pike was equipped with a great casting reel, the Shimano 300D. a real cranker with loads of power. Loaded with 20lb Momio High Catch and a 20lb fluorocarbon leader it is a handful of power. This is truly the rig for any angler who is looking for compact power to land big fish.