My first couple trips with my 6-foot 9-inch, medium-action test sample were for smallmouths. I threw jigs, bladebaits, and even a jerkbait for a while, landing spunky bass on all three lures. I later used it as intended, for walleyes. Since it's longer than my walleye jigging rods, the Muse Gold was perfect for pitching and working jigs semi-vertically. When spending this much money on a rod, I like to be able to use it for several different applications, and that's the case here.