that, I can do. Rod is a Lamiglas 5pc 8' 8wt. The reel is a Young-made Shakespeare Worcestershire (I think it's a 2628, but not entirely sure) with dual pawls and holds a 9WF line with plenty of backing (I have somewhere between 100-150yds on there).
I completely agree...it was great to hear from him on the history of this particular rod, from the Midwest to Florida to the Pac NW now...not to mention the fact that it casts real nice. I haven't really gotten it out to test it for distance yet, but I might end up taking it on my next surf perch outing.