Great rod for chum and chinook. This is a JJ King rod. JJ King is based out of Alturus, CA. He specializes in building bamboo rods but sells graphite rod blanks, rod-building supplies, etc. JJ King claims that the blanks he sells are high-end blanks from major manufacturers that he gets before the labels are put on them. JJ King does warranty his blanks for anything outside of "your fault" stuff like slamming them in a car door for example. I have built three rods from his blanks now and have been pleased with them. The 9wt. for sale is "matte clear" (charcoal colered) in color with black aluminum reel seat and black guides. I have fished the rod for 2 seasons and it's a good rod but too much rod for me. I am wanting to downsize. I'm hoping to get 100.00 for the rod. If you're interested make an offer and I'll get back to you. Happy to send you pics too.