I got the opportunity to fish with my friend John Keizer of Saltpatrol. today, and I had the special treat to try out the new G. Loomis E6X downrigger rod. Lots of back bone while still being able to feel the fish. You can really load them up on the riggers and they telegraph the strike. This 10'6" rod is a great addition to the G. Loomis line. It handled my 20 pound King Salmon with ease. Thanks, John!