G Loomis designed their E6X Baitcasting Rods to offer legendary G Loomis performance at affordable prices. The 2018 models have taken that performance to another level! Component upgrades have helped to achieve a 5% weight reduction over previous models. The 2018 E6X models still make use of Multi-Taper Blank technology that offers an incredible weight to strength ratio. The Fuji guide trains are smaller, providing even better balance and sensitivity. You won't be able to find other rods with this much quality at this low of a price!