Bought a new blue spin and overhead Gomoku rod. Fantastic price, many years ago I paid a lot more and was very happy. Mates tease about the looks but change the tune when they see them in action.
After a decade broke a spin rod , a 1.3m shark snapped the tip because it went under my vessel so quick I did not have time to loosen the almost locked drag. 30lb braid with 50ld leader on 4000 reel.
I use these as boat rods in Morton Bay, the action is so good. Great as a jig rod too.
In over 10 years, zero issue with guides oxidising or breaking. Learn to tie small knots braid to mono. Top guides are very fine (as a lot of jig rods are)
Burnt out reel drag and my thumb on the overhead version with big fish. Rod took the pressure without a hitch. Live baiting and octopus jigs.