So far nothing yet. I went to a tackle store in SW Michigan this week just to try a couple rods out. They had a Lamiglass Closer and a Redline , both of which seemed a bit heavy to me. I tried an Okuma, a shimano 13ct Clarus. I would like to try a Blood run skein cane but no one carries them arpund here. So far nothing has jumped out at me as the rod that really feels great in terms of casting. This will sound stupid but the cheapy Shimano Clarus felt the best in my hand. Ill look around another week or so...theres a place closer to Lake Michigan that stocks centerpin rods...maybe ill make a little road trip and go shop there.