The past couple of days I've been fishing for stocker trout with the Kiyotaki 18 just to see how it performs with a little bigger fish and I have to report it works great. It handles casting a 1/80th oz. jig just fine by using the weight of the jig instead of the line and is great for detecting bites. I don't put as much pressure on the fish as I would with a heavier rod but this works to produce more landed fish. I'm looking forward to using this rod for bluegills, crappies and perch as well as smaller fare like emerald shiners and green sunfish.