If any of you are interested, there's one of these rods on Ebay. It's an 8' casting heavy action. I believe the auction is up on Sat. or Sun. It's brand new with the tags still on it. I believe the current bid is $41.00. The shipping is like $25.00 though. I would like to have it, but I just don't have the extra cash right now. Good luck to any of you who decide to bid on it.