I just wanted to know if anyone else has tried one. I just made myself and my father a bass rod with spiral wrapped guides. I have made several for other people but have never tried one personnally. I put on the silver thread Excaliber line on both reels. I am using a Pinnacle baitcaster and pops is using a Shimano Curado. He has never been more accurate on his casts until now. I have never gotten more distance on mine. I was casting a #3 split shot almost 75' (with a baitcast reel!!) Pops said all he has to do is look at his spot and thats where his bait goes. Has anyone else ever used these type of rods? I have made them for people that are using the rods for deep sea fishing to blue gills. Any comments on them good or bad. I am thinking of adding them to my site.