It would've been 6'6" if I marked the butt cap first, lol. But my grandson will injoy this for years to come..Hope you like the pic's. This is truly a Custom, Heres the finished product Bro's. I want to say again thanks to Scott Throop ( master rod builder )for His Tiger wrap and DOC SKI ( Master Weaver & Rod Builder )thru their work,and Help... along with other top wrappers around the USA that shared there time and expertise in teaching me the ( ART OF ROD BUILDING ).The art work they do and put into their rods' are First Class ( High Quality ) and it inspired me to put my artistic talent to work. For making me strive to slow down and be the best I can be. These guys created another Custom Rod Builder.. The Rod ...GUSA GRAPHITE blank( OxBlood Red )DHX Casting Game Blank B85 cut from butt, to 6' 4 1/2".,,,Mod/fast blank. Mag Hvy action. rated at 4oz but will sling 8+ easy.. ATC;TNC Casting Guides 8, counting tip..30-10,10top.#HZHC ALPS 20mm Centra Loc TiCh SilverSeat. Red Hypolon handles 6 1/2" rear/8" fornt. Alum fighting Butt-cap. Wraps etc... underwraps Gudebrod; Candy #335,A Nylon R.W. Silver Metallic HT 9002 A ,,inlays.. Overwraps etc.. #524NCP R.W. D,,Candy,524 9002 Silver Metallic inlays... Tiger wrap... #D Candy ,,#D Silver Metallic as Above... for the first wrap. Then flipped rod over and applied Two heavy coats flex coat light... Run the second set of threads .. #D Candy,, #D DARK Burgundy.. Turning just opposite of the first ,also from the opposite direction than the first.. pulled the Candy and applied 2 coats of light and 2 channel cat decales and applied 1 coat of High Build over intire Butt-wrap and 1st # 30 wrap. Have one more coat to apply over the decales/winding check etc.. What do think? Posting a few pics.