Have a Thomas & Thomas Whisper Lite 8.5' 4 wt that is 4 pieces. It's in great shape as the pictures show. This rod has exceptional build quality and is more of a full flexing medium action rod. It's a wonderful casting rod, I am just interested in trying out a new/different rod! I would like to trade for a different rod, most interested in 4-6 wts but could be tempted by others. Cash either way ok. This rod retailed for $700 new. $250 shipped conus.