Here's the thing: while most new rods tout power and distance, ONE's claim to fame is accuracy. Cast straighter and more on target with this rod. I was as skeptical about that claim as I am about all claims about rods that make magical, wind-busting loops for anglers. But I will say this, I did think that the line tracked very evenly, effectively following the rod tip from a three-quarters arm position, and especially with a straighter, more classic casting stroke. I was able to generate ample line speed (it is indeed a fast-action rod), without the kicks and torques I feel with other fly rods. I did cast more accurately.