The Brute'HR range from Apia are such solidly built rods! There's something 'extra' that you get from all Apia rods. A toughness and solid feel that is really noticeable as soon as you pick one up. This range of rods are fast, The 7'7" version is lovely and light, while the 9 footer has far more power lower down than you'd realise. They'll chuck a bass plug a mile as well to be honest!