very easy to extend and light . I like using it. However the rod snapped while fishing and reeling in a very large bass not sure why because I have reeled in other large bass with no trouble. Very nice combo probably to light for big bass.
This pole was great! It lasted me almost two months of fishing almost everyday！
We use these in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. They fit nicely in portage packs and they can handle large Northerns and Walleyes.