Some of You are aware That I was having a Rod custom made for Me. Well it came in the Mail Saturday and I couldn't be more pleased!!!! Here are the specs: 8' E-Glass Rainshadow Blank, 50lb line class, fast action 9ea Fuji Alcanite guides 1ea Fuji BHNNT SIC tip (they don't make an alcanite tip that would Fit this monster) Fuji Deluxe reel Seat (graphite) 6" cork fore grip 16" slick Butt Handle Flush butt cap I had this rod made to mount the Abu Garcia Big Game 10000 I traded Fellow BOC Brother H2O Mellon for. Here are some pics they really don't do this beauty justice But You can get an Idea as to the craftsmanship of this Rod. Can't wait to boat a big ole flathead on this badboy!!!