A rod that I would love to own one day! Dave has the xi2 and is going to let me fish it when he comes over.I have the largemouth series that throws a 400grain line at 7ft11in it tosses a bass bug with pin point accuracy on lilly pads or up to brush piles. Sage also claims it is a good pike and musky rod. I have not tried. Anyway check out the sage site and drool your ass off over some kick ass pike rods! Tight lines!!!!