I have 3 penn power sticks. I've had em for years. The top third of the rod has plenty of action and the rest is backbone. My dilema is this. I'm sure due to age and alot of fishin the ceramic eyes in the guides are startin to come out. Luvin the rods as much as I do (they are perfect for my river) I'm wonderin if I should spring for the dinero and have all stainless guides put on them. I've searched the model number and they don't make em any more. Found a couple of web sites that sell somethin comperable, but I ain't buyin a rod that I don't hold in my hands first. Or are we talkin road trip to cabellas or somethin like that. I'm so confused! LOL!