I tested an LSi in 7-weight, which I've always found to be an odd weight. Some companies treat their 7s like light saltwater rods. Others craft them with the feel of a heavier trout rod. I'd say the 7-weight LSi falls into the latter category. It's pretty light but plenty beefy, making it a great choice for large trout or steelhead. With premium guides it shot heavy streamers far and accurately in the bitter cold. At the same time, when I switched to unweighted San Juan worms, it didn't feel like I was casting with a telephone pole. I put some serious pressure on this rod during fights, and it took everything I dished out.