I have two ODM Genesis rods, both built by Howard Reed (Narrow River Rods) from Rhode Island. I have the NXG-116 and NXG-104. Howard built the 11 foot rod with this guide placement: Reel stem is at 21″ (told him where I wanted it), then 8 total guides, from the butt to first guide 68”next guide 16”, then 12”, 10”, 8”, 7”, 6”, 5”
This rod is rated for 2-6 oz and weighs 14.4 oz. Great rod! It has more backbone than my CTS Vapor Trail (1-3 oz). I like it big time fishing 2-4 oz plugs. This rod gives me much better hook set ability, especially on longer casts. Can cast it without being worn out. distance, power and sensitivity. Moderate-fast action.
The NXG-104 is 10′ rated 3/4-4 oz. I bought this rod for lighter plugging, smaller bucktailing. Its new for 2017. It is an awesome rod, throws 1/2 to 3+ oz. Like it a lot, sensitive.