The new Sage BASS II is more powerful in a lighter weight shaft. The 230 Grain Bluegill, is designed to push poppers and wind-resistant flies into tight quarters for smaller bass and panfish. The special action and shorter length also makes it the perfect big trout "bugger chukker" for pounding the banks from a driftboat. It is roughly equivalent to a 6-7weight and we have also been throwing a Rio Density Compensated 6 weight type 4 sink tip on it with no problems. Like it''s bigger brothers, the Bluegill comes with it''s own custom taper fly line and a cool rod/reel combo case.