Penn’s PR 701ML is one of eight new spinning models in the Prion series. Like the others, it features a chrome-plated finish that reflects surrounding colors for a chameleon-like effect said to render it less visible while casting. The team reacted with a wildly varying range of responses, from ‘it looks like a car antenna’ to ‘I wish fly rod makers would try this camo finish.’ In action some felt the rod a little soft for its rating, while another thought it ‘just did not feel comfortable.’ Proving the opinionated makeup of our group, others deemed this ‘a beautiful rod,’ a rig with ‘good balance.’