The Abu Garcia Veritas Casting Rod is extremely lightweight, sensitive, and well balanced to give you the ABU fish-catching advantage. By using 30-ton graphite with SubLayer Armor, Abu Garcia significantly improves durability and hoop strength of the Veritas, without increasing weight. An exposed blank reel seat with an up locking, ratcheting hood makes a direct connection between rod and reel, and secures reel tightly. Premium titanium alloy guides with Zirconium inserts compliment the rod's lightweight and superb balance; and the ROCS™ guide train maximizes casting distance with lighter lures. The Veritas Casting Rod utilizes high-density EVA split grips to enhance sensitivity and to provide a comfortable non-slip hold under wet conditions. An ABU designed hook keeper is compatible with all baits.