G. Loomis calls the MUR864C-MB its best all-around bucktail rod for muskies and giant pike. This is just one in a series of technique-specific casting rods found in the company's new Muskie Series. The entire test team deemed this rod 'perfect for its intended use' and 'a workhorse with nice balance.' In the finish category, it scored as 'nothing fancy.' Several felt the rod would work fine for big catfish, stripers and some saltwater fish.