I got two for Christmas present from the best wife ever.have not used it on the water but I have been throwing it around in the yard. It is a lot more sensitive then my kisstler magnesium,and the falcon low rider. Those two rods where my most sensitive rods I had until I have been messing around with the veritas. And it's $50 cheaper. I paired my spinning with a pflueger president and the casting with a bps pro qualifier. My wife could even tell the difference in how much more sensitive the veritas was then all my other set ups. Hope this helps.