This is a rod made of Delrin. It's relatively light, at 0.25 in. thick and 24 in. long, but also very flexible and stingy. It will deliver a different feel than rattan, but not as severe as most some of the synthetic rods. It can be moved around a bottom with quick snapping motions but without too much intensity. It has a finished handle end for an effective and comfortable grip. Weight is 4 oz.