What I can say is this: I've actually been fishing a Meridian prototype for a month. At 60 feet, it is the most accurate rod I have ever used. It throttles up to 80 feet without hiccups. Beyond that distance, I have no interest (nor ability) to make an honest assessment. That said, I do believe it fires shots more accurately, on the money, at saltwater distances, more reliably than any rod I have ever fished.