This is a 9', 10wt carbon rod from Epic. I made this as a personal rod for pike fishing here in Sweden. When it's windy and you want to use the biggest flies in the box, you need extra power. I hope this rod will do the trick. The fighting butt design is a completely new design in aluminum. The open end serves as a hook keeper, but can also be used for a sip of whiskey. Remember where you saw it first.