I'm very seriously looking at the St. Croix "Bank Robber" myself. I'm completely happy with the rods I have. Many of them St. Croix or rather St. Croix blanks. I like building my own when I can. I have a hole though...and that's for a good streamer rod...and that new one they have keeps calling me..."Try me! Try me...you know you want me!!" So look for me at the casting pool at the Midwest FF Expo trying one of these puppies out. ...and this time I'll have my charge card on me, just in case.