I have the 7'6" XH and I have to say it is the perfect jerk/glide bait rod. When fishing from the boat, I am not splashing the water with every rip and I can get much better action on the bait by the downward snap that I am able to do. I also have the 9' MH and it is the perfect blank for throwing small blades and twitch baits. I can't believe the quality of these rods and love the lifetime warranty! I have used a lot of different rod brands and these have won me over quickly. Thank you TI!