I've not used one but the idea seems an interesting one. Fast action one way, softer the other. I considered getting a couple of the match rods at one point because they'd have definite benefits for striking and playing fish. I'm not sure they'd be much use from a lure point of view though (happy to be proven wrong by somebody who's used one). Unless you fished the rod at certain angles it'd be difficult to do much with hard lures. For the tuna etc. I'm not sure the design would be beneficialanyone used a shimano aerocast im thinking about getting the 270 mh for throwing metal at small tuna spanish/narrow barred mackerel.