The Daiwa Steez XT Bass rods incorporates Daiwa's exclusive SVF graphite blanks that have more fibers and less resin. These blanks have high modulus carbon graphite fiber in a denser form with exact resin control. This allows these rods to be strong, lightweight and sensitive. The X45 Bias construction provides for more strength, reduces blank twist and allows the rod to be more sensitive. These rods also feature a matte finish and EVA fore screw nut.