Just a heads up for all not familiar. Check out Dan Craft Fly rod blanks on the web (just goggle it)...GREAT people to deal with and they have a QUALITY product. I bought a closeout blank that built out very nicely and I am told from several that his more current blanks rival anything the "big" names produce for much less $$$. Can't believe the power in this closeout (cheap, cheap) blank. Great service as well. Sorry, always rooting for the little guy with a niche.