Carbon metal CCCLD is a great rod for an avid fisherman, with 6-7ounces and bait. Makes a great eight and bait "old man" fishing rod for your father or grandfather. Ryan White’s (link) says, “ My favorite application for this od is a 150- gm. Grip wire sinker (sputnik sinker), with either a double-dropbottom rig or a short leader fish finder. The rod has a nice moderate taper and easy-loading bottom end for great fish-fighting ability and easy casting.