Joni Thanks for post as I stopped at their booth in Somerset and was impressed with their passion. Sorry I did not cast their products but casting pond was a zoo. Can you comment on the Ion actions and even the ATS to comparable rods in another line? I know it is a tough to do but the opportunity to test cast an Ion /ATS will be difficult in Central Pa. Being a small business myself I am all for companies like Allen. Will say the Ion is one pretty stick.