This rod is designed specifically to fish light jigs, soft plastics and jerkbaits. It's perfectly balanced for eight-pound line, but you can go up or down a line size with no problems. It has a soft tip to cast light baits, yet enough power to handle big fish. Walleye anglers will appreciate this rod for fishing small jigs tipped with a crawler or leech and it can also handle shallow to medium-depth crankbaits. It works well for fishing baits that are just too light to control well with a baitcasting outfit. GL3 offers excellent performance at a reasonable price.