Leave it to the innovative design team at St. Croix to create the first 2-piece fly rod with its main ferrule reaching within 28 inches of the tip. The state-of-the-art SOLE is built to handle every fresh and saltwater application thrown its way. Every fiber in the SOLE’s longer lower section is arrow-straight, which allows the rod to cast further and more accurately like a 1-piece fly rod. Just remove the slightly over 2-plus-foot top and the rod is reduced to a shade over 6 ½ feet. Having the lower two-thirds of the rod fashioned of a single, highly-engineered ferrule greatly improves how the blank deflects through the casting process, as well as while fighting powerful fish. Advanced ferrule design also produces clone-quality replacement tip sections if you happen to break one off. As a result, the SOLE will continue casting like the day it was born.