About the red tube stuff. I never said that I was wiered and obsessive compulsive. Its not a good thing I know but sometimes the dumbest things just bug me. For example, I have to have all the dials on my climate control pointing to 12 o'clock when they are not in use. Geesh maybe I need to see the doc. Red tube or blue tube, yes it is a great rod, and if I can get over my intense anger towards cabelas I may buy one just for the hell of it because they are so cheap.