I am definitely not a techie but I love modern materials and tackle. I remember the old beautifully hand crafted split cane rods. Then came glass fibre in it’s many colours. They were our pride and joy but I must admit you cannot ignore the performance and feel of the today’s carbon rods. At a fraction of the weight, even the multi section travel rods have really come on too and make up the majority of my armory. For instance check out the pics from last night’ powerfull Rainbow, testing my Daiwa Lexa, 4 piece, 5 eight to the max.