This rod has been resurrected from the dead. When I got it, the cork grip had the texture of a prune, the reel seat was all crudded up and scarred, and the epoxy on the guides was cracking. I took the components and old grip off of the blank and installed a new Struble U6 all aluminum reel seat with a new full wells grip. Just applying epoxy to the re-wrapped guides. Generally, this would make a great backup rod for someone or a nice entry-level 8 weight. Make an offer if you are interested. Thanks! Hope is that Thing with Feathers..