The Imnaha is hard on equipment. The rocks are big and slick and I have fallen more times than I can count. That river has consumed three rods now. The first fell off my pontoon boat last year while floating it, in September my wife fell with a newer RX 7+ that I had built and snapped the tip section in three pieces, and last weekend I fell and snapped the butt section of my RX 8+ that I have only had for a year. The rod in the picture was my backup RX 8. I hadn't used the rod very much, but after a day of catching steelhad with it, I really like it.