I rod has plenty of strength in the last 60% towards the butt. I first used the rod at Dungeness casting 10oz weights plus large cuttlefish baits with no effort. Not used it as a boat rod with the butt screwed in. I have a 30lb Suveran for that job. Again an excellent rod so much so you can see bit registration from a 4" pin whiting fishing in the Bristol channel with 8oz of lead 20lb braid and large baits.