OH SOOOOOO YES! A total 'CrakerJack' as a switch with a poly leader and lightly weighted fly. Rod's 'rated,' Steve's best guess, as a 6/7 and casts a dream. Total hoot with "Fish On!"
If memory serves Steve found 6 of these blanks and needed one of them for a rod repair and built out at least a couple that I know of. No clue if he has any left, a total joy (think Bamboo type action) to cast.