I don't know about everyone else, but I love fishing old school rods. I just took this into the shop on Tuesday and brought it home today. I just wanted to get it back on the water for the local fishies, then when the river closes for the season I bring it back in and totally refinish her. She is an 8 1/2 3 piece glass rod. This is the old type glass so it is a little heavier then rods from the fenwick glory days. She throws a mean wf 8wt line with ease.