At Okuma Fishing Tackle, the expectation is that every product, at every price, be the absolute best it can be. And as new technologies become available, our customers need to benefit. With this in mind, redeveloped EVx Musky rods take an award-winning rod line and make it even better. Specific EVx Musky rod actions have not changed. The blanks continue to be constructed from powerful and responsive 24-Ton carbon. One primary difference, however, is that new models are now equipped with Okuma UFR, Unidirectional Fiber Reinforcement, technology. UFR adds a layer of unidirectional fiber to the tip section of the rod. This seamless integration delivers a 3X increase in strength and lifting power in the tip. Functionally, UFR fortifies the tip against breakage when casting heavy lures or putting hard hooksets on big pike and musky right near the boat.