The ability to endure sub-zero temps, sixteen inches of ice, then wait patiently for a strike, requires a highly motivated angler. Thankfully, advancements in technology like imaging electronics, GPS, and thermal ice shelters allow anglers to comfortably focus on being effective. Similarly, advancements in materials technology provided our design team the opportunity to push rod performance to the next level. These actions represent the pinnacle of performance. Lightweight and scary-sensitive, even the lightest bite feels like freight train. It may be cold, but that is all forgotten when you have this stick in your hot hands.