I ordered the 12' H Ugly Stick casting rod and returned for the 12' XH casting rod and gave it a try. This rod has a lure rating of 6-24oz which is not even close. I was only casting 4oz and bait and did not like the feel at all and returned this one th Bass Pro for a store credit of $80.00. I have now ordered the Ocean Master Cape Point 12' Casting Rod, which went on sale yesterday for $89.99. The original price is $149.99. This rod is rated 3-8oz. Just for the record I have 2 Okuma Solaris Surf 12' Casting rods which cost the same as the Ugly Sticks and they are 10 times better than the Ugly Sticks. Just my opinion of course.