The Gander Mountain Elite Series Baitcasting Rod was built to not only be better than other rods but to look good while doing it. This rod is founded on a 40 Ton Japanese Toray Carbon Performance Blank giving you the sensitivity that every angler is seeking. Gander constructed these blanks to have soft tips that load up fast so you can cast further and set hooks harder. The Evolve Sniper reel seat with Custom Handle and Carbon Thread Inlays exclusive to only Elite rods and comfortably puts your fingers on the blank no matter how you hold the rod. Evolve N.E.R.D. Guides with Titanium Frames are 20% lighter and have Nano coated aluminum rings for superior hardness, allowing you to cast further and fish longer. One Year 100% Gander Guarantee.